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 over 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 and Yorkshire Regional Co-ordinator  for leading UK whale and dolphin study and research charity the Sea Watch Foundation

Whale and dolphin consultant for International Dolphin Watch

Project Director for Dolphinspotter

Skipper and on-board naturalist for Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips

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.