Strandings & Wildlife Watching

Please follow the Links: -
Animals Alive
Animals Dead
Responsible Watching

Live Animals Needing Help

If you come across cetaceans (whales, dolphins & porpoise), seals or any other species which might need assistance please keep your distance. Seals can leave their pups alone for some considerable time. A close encounter could result in a pup being abandoned.


Contacts Alive

Scottish Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) 03000 999 999

(RSPCA in England & Wales 0300 1234 999)


British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) 01825 765 546 (out of hours: 07787 433412)

Police 999 If the animal is in distress or danger.


Contacts Dead

Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Hotline (SAC) 01463 243030


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Police, use a local number if you can


In England & Wales Environment Agency 0800 807 060Highly decomposed bodies can be removed by local councils.


Wildlife Watching Code

Please follow the links: Marine Code .

Seals are especially vulnerable while they are hauled-out on rocks.

If three or more are looking at you; 


Please back off slowly and quietly. 

All always keep dogs on leads. 

Seals can bite and may carry pathogens which can mutate. 


If you are not sure and it is not an emergency

Please feel free to contact us for advice:

Mobile 07768924841

Contact via Form

Wildlife Watching

Sea kayak: Too Close! To a humpback whale.

Dolphins, whales and seals (while in the water) will approach boats and kayaks when they feel safe. 

Be aware some mammals sleep at the surface and may be unaware of your approach.

Move slowly, on a straight course or stop. 

Do not move towards them, or intercept their course.


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