North East Cetacean project

The North East Cetacean Project (NECP) is a new initiative which aims to generate up-to-date information on the status of cetaceans (the collective name for dolphins and whales) off the Northumberland coastline and beyond.

Scope:
Cetacean's including the White beaked dolphin, Harbour Porpoise and Minke Whale
Taxonomy:
Cetacean
Habitat:
Coastal and Marine
Country:
England/ Scotland Border
Region:
Northumberland coastline and beyond.
Organisations:
The NECP was established in 2010 and is a collaboration between the charity Marine life, Natural England, Northern Experience Wildlife Tours, and the Tyneside Bird Club, with support from the Northumberland Sea Fisheries Committee.
Funding body:
Thanks to funding from Natural England and the Tyneside Bird Club a winter survey of the Farne Deeps and surrounding waters for White-beaked Dolphins and other marine animals is currently being undertaken.
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

Dolphins often come to play around boats, and at times can be seen from land as they swim past or feed close inshore. If you see a dolphin or whale, please report the information to us. You can use our online recording form, or simply fill in a sightings postcard, available from North East Cetacean Project. Submit a sighting online. Contact this email address for more information; Northumberland@marine-life.org.uk.

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