Cetacean life in Angus waters is little understood although locally and nationally priority cetacean species inhabit its waters. Priority species include:
- Bottlenose Dolphin
- Harbour Porpoise
- Minke Whale
All of these priority species have been seen in the waters surrounding Angus but no real data exists about presence, species numbers and sightings frequency. Some Scottish priority species such as killer whale, common porpoise and common dolphin are found in Angus waters but to what extent we do not know.
This project proposes collecting new land based observation data, boat based data and strandings records and and collating this existing data into part of a larger collection.
Data is being collected through the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society’s “Shorewatch” recording system but you can report sightings by submitting information on the sightings page.
Website link here.