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Take part in a National Whale & Dolphin Watch survey at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
August is Essex Wildlife Trust’s Marine Month which is a chance to celebrate and enjoy Essex’s coast, sea and marine wildlife – but it’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges facing our seas and do our bit to safeguard them for the future.
EWT is running a National Whale & Dolphin Watch survey. This annual watch is coordinated by the Sea Watch Foundation, with the aim to get a general “snapshot” of what is in UK coastal waters. This event will be contributing to its 17-year data set this year and surveys are taking place throughout the country between 27th July and 4th August.
Join us on the viewing platform of Thurrock Thameside Nature Park to enjoy superb views over the Thames and hopefully spot some marine mammals.
This isa drop-in event, so you are welcome to join at any point during the survey. No previous experience is required.
Bring your own binoculars if you have any so you can get a closer look.
We will also be available to answer general questions about Essex’s marine wildlife and Essex Wildlife Trust’s marine and coastal projects.
Suitable for adults but families are welcome to come and see what we are up to. (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)