About Me


The Whale and Dolphin Man is the business name of Robin Petch, also well known as Dolphinspotter.

An ex-primary school headteacher and experienced public-speaker and trainer, I have been involved with whale and dolphin study and protection for nearly 30 years.

I now work full time as a whale and dolphin consultant, lecturer, naturalist, photographer and wildlife and whale watching boat skipper.

Sea Watch Foundation Ambassador

Former Chair of Trustees for leading UK whale and dolphin study and research charity the Sea Watch Foundation and their Yorkshire Regional Co-ordinator

Whale and dolphin consultant for International Dolphin Watch

Project Director for Dolphinspotter

Skipper and on-board naturalist for Whitby Whale Watching

Cruise ship enrichment lecturer and on-board naturalist

I give entertaining and informative illustrated talks and lectures on a variety of related topics to audiences of all types and age-ranges on land and at sea.

Please contact me for details of booking a talk, training or workshop, face-to-face or online using Zoom, from only £75 plus reasonable expenses.