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Report a sighting

Your sightings are important to us. Each record we receive provides useful information about the distribution and occurrence of the numerous cetacean species in Scottish waters.

If you have been lucky enough to see a whale, dolphin or porpoise, please send us your report using the online form below. For help with identification, please refer to our identification key or species fact sheets. For stranded animals, however, please refer to our Rescue pages for reporting.

A downloadable Sightings Form is also available for printing HERE.

On-line Sightings Form

Please complete the applicable fields below. Once your submission has been made, any accompanying photos can be sent to us at sightings@crru.org.uk or by post for confirmation (particularly for rare sightings, good identification shots or simply if you’d like us to confirm a sighting for you). Thank you.

Name of observer
Email
Date of sighting (dd/mm/yy)
Time start (e.g. 16:05)
Time end (e.g. 16:25)
Location / Landmark
Distance from shore
GPS position (if known)  N    W
Species observed
No. of animals present
Sea State
Weather conditions [pull down options: sunny, cloudy but bright, overcast, rain]
Depth (from depth sounder)  metres
Name of Vessel (if applicable)
Additional notes (e.g. behaviour observed, direction of travel, composition of group i.e. number of adults and calves, other)
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