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RobinSunsetWelcome from TheWhaleandDolphinMan!

I am a cetacean naturalist, presenter, photographer and enrichment speaker as well as a wildlife and whale watching boat skipper.

I also work as the Sea Watch Foundation Ambassador. The charity is a world-renowned cetacean research charity based in the UK and a pioneer of citizen science in the field. You can find out more at https://members.seawatchfoundation.org.uk


ONLINE TALKS  My latest venture is the launch of my online talks, about whales, dolphins and porpoises, marine conservation and other topics. Watch here or contact me for the latest details.

FREE ZOOM TALK – Monday 12th July @8pm UK time

Friendly Wild Dolphins: Exploring the Human-Dolphin Bond

Since Arion and the Dolphin in Ancient Greek times, right up to the present day, some dolphins have chosen to form a close bond with people. Hear these amazing stories of solitary dolphins and their human friends, learn about co-operative behaviour between dolphins and fishermen and consider the implications of such close contact for all concerned.
This talk is free and delivered as tribute to my great friend and mentor Dr Horace Dobbs who died a year ago. He spent much of his life as a renowned film maker and author exploring this phenomenon and had a huge influence on my life. It is a special version of one of my most popular talks and will include an opportunity for up to 30 minutes of Q&A after a presentation of around 50-55 minutes.
 
Register in advance for this free event at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vRYWD_MHT6qMprDgm_PU1w
 
To support this free event and my work studying and protecting cetaceans, as Ambassador to the Sea Watch Foundation and part of Horace’s legacy, please donate to https://paypal.me/SeaWatchTWaDM
 

ORCA WATCH LIVE! If you missed this excellent week of online events, with your truly as host, the shows are available FREE on the Sea Watch Foundation YouTube channel here. Learn about the Scottish Killer Whale Photo Identification Catalogue 2021, watch our Final Roundup and discover the sightings from each day.
Orca Watch Online “An Evening of Talks” included my “Iconic Orca: An Introduction to the Killer Whale” and Dr Filipa Samarra’s keynote talk “The Orca that Unite Us” about the links between “Icelandic” and “Scottish” orca along with others. The recording is now available for £6.50 from Eventbrite here.

There are also links to my original Dolphinspotter project and International Dolphin Watch. You will also discover how to enjoy wildlife and whale watching trips with Whitby Whale Watching off the beautiful Yorkshire Coast and with recommended operators elsewhere in the world.

Book me for a talk: You can book me for entertaining and educational whale and dolphin or marine conservation talks and/or training for your group or society. Costs for small groups start at £75 plus travel expenses or if you’d prefer I can offer virtual talks, using Zoom.

Free Mailing List: Just write to me at robin@TheWhaleandDolphinMan.co.uk and ask to be added to the list. I will not share your details with anyone and a few times a year you will receive my newsletter with updates about my activities, interesting whale and dolphin research and encounters and other marine conservation news.

Wildlife DVDs and Photographs for sale

Viking World Cruise 2020 DVDs! Finally Available!

There are two available, Los Angeles to Sydney and Sydney to Dubai, each with over 300 photographs and video clips mainly of wildlife at sea and ashore but also scenery and the beautiful Viking Sun and activity on board including some of the special end of cruise concert. COST: £20 (UK/PAL) or £25/US$30* (Overseas – PAL or NTSC) for each DVD or…

SPECIAL 2 DVD OFFER – £35 (US$47.50*) to any destination

TO ORDER, log in and pay with PayPal at paypal.me/RobinPetch providing your name and address and specify which DVD(s) and the format: PAL (UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand) or NTSC (USA, Canada) in the notes. The cost includes p&p and a 20% donation to the Sea Watch Foundation.

For more Wildlife DVDs, photographs and films and books by Dr Horace Dobbs, click here to go to The Whale and Dolphin Store.

NEW! I now have a PicFair Photography Store where you can buy digital copies of some of my prints or even buy framed prints or canvasses! Please check out https://robinpetch.picfair.com/ to see what is currently available and remember the proceeds support my work and Sea Watch.

BUY OUR BOOK! Click on the title to preview or buy “Yorkshire’s Whales Dolphins and Porpoises” from the Blurb.co.uk website.

As Ambassador for Sea Watch Foundation, I have created and administer the My Sea Watch membership scheme. From as little as £3.50/month you can support this vital work studying and protecting UK cetaceans and in return receive a superb monthly Bulletin and quarterly Sea Watcher Magazine. Visit https://members.seawatchfoundation.org.uk to find out more or to download the first ever issue free of charge!

SWFLogoSmallPlease support the work of the Sea Watch Foundation by making a donation to help study and protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK waters.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, log on to my original, sister, site www.dolphinspotter.co.uk but please come back soon.