Citizen science brings back #1089

When Citizen Fins was launched in September 2020 we had no idea of the amount of data or regularity of submissions that we would get. It’s now been over 2.5 years of receiving photographs from members of the public, primarily from NE England given the project aims. This has allowed us to get a glimpse … Read more

From Tayside to Scarborough

The Citizen Fins project is allowing us to monitor animals in the East coast population, particularly along the coastline to the south of our dedicated survey areas around the Tay estuary, St Andrews Bay and the Firth of Forth. One challenge with photo-ID studies is correctly identifying animals which have not been seen for several … Read more

Dolphin travels

One of the primary objectives of the Citizen Fins project is to gain better understanding of the movements of animals across the expanding distributional range of the East coast population. Knowing which animals are seen in different areas, especially on those areas that we cannot survey systematically (e.g. along the NE England coast), contributes towards … Read more

National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2021

Citizen Fins have teamed up with our colleagues at Sea Watch Foundation to encourage people to participate in their annual National Whale and Dolphin Watch (NWDW). This event will take place between the 24th of July and the 1st of August, and is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in citizen science. All the sightings … Read more

Levenmouth Whale Project Presentation

On Wednesday 27th January 2021, Dr Monica Arso Civil took part in a presentation and Q&A session hosted by the Levenmouth Whale Project. Her talk covered lots of interesting information about the East Coast bottlenose dolphin population and the work carried out by the Sea Mammal Research Unit and the University of Aberdeen to monitor … Read more

Citizen Fins Encounters Update (November 2020)

Thank you very much to everyone who has submitted bottlenose dolphin photographs to the Citizen Fins project so far! Below is a map the team has composed to help display exactly where we have received photographs from (up to mid-end November 2020), with a high number of entries from around Scarborough and Berwick-upon-Tweed.  We have had some great … Read more

Citizen Fins Webinar

On Tuesday evening (24th November) we held our first ever Citizen Fins ‘Ask Me Anything’ webinar, starring Dr Monica Arso Civil, as part of Explorathon 2020! Monica kicked off the live YouTube session with a great ten minute all-round overview of our Citizen Fins project, including some background on the East Coast bottlenose dolphin population … Read more