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Brighton Dolphin Project – Sunset Wildlife Cruise

Join the Brighton Dolphin Project on our sunset wildlife cruise to learn about and hopefully see some of our amazing marine wildlife here in Brighton. Whilst dolphin sightings this close to shore are rare, you will learn all about our Sussex dolphins and the other amazing animals living off our beaches, including seahorses, sharks, lobsters, and fish!

There will be time to view seabirds and listen to underwater sounds, before taking in a unique view of Brighton’s seafront as the sun sets (weather permitting!) behind the West Pier and i360!

The cruise will leave from Brighton Marina promptly at the allocated start time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the cruise is set to begin.

All proceeds directly fund the Brighton Dolphin Project. The project studies the local dolphin population and works with local communities to better understand and protect our unique marine natural heritage!

You’ll have a whale of a time!

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Brighton Dolphin Project – Wind Farm and Wildlife Cruise

Join the Brighton Dolphin Project on our 2-hour wildlife watching boat trip to the new Rampion Wind Farm!

The 116 turbines are more than 8 miles offshore from Brighton and it takes about 45 minutes to get there. Our boat will enter the windfarm array field for approximately 20 minutes of slow cruising amongst the massive turbines.

Panoramic views of the Sussex coast can be seen on the way back to Brighton Marina when we will learn about and hopefully see some of our amazing marine wildlife in the sea off Brighton. Whilst sightings of dolphins and sharks are occasional, we often see interesting seabirds including Gannets, Fulmars, and Kittiwakes, as well as jellyfish, fishes, and other weird and wonderful sea creatures!

The cruise will leave from Brighton Marina promptly at the allocated start time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the cruise is set to begin.

All proceeds from the trip directly fund the Brighton Dolphin Project. The project (part of the registered charity World Cetacean Alliance) studies the local dolphin population and works with local communities to better understand and protect our unique marine natural heritage! More information at: https://www.brightondolphinproject.org/

You’ll have a whale of a time!

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Brighton Dolphin Project – Sunset Wildlife Cruise

Join the Brighton Dolphin Project on our sunset wildlife cruise to learn about and hopefully see some of our amazing marine wildlife here in Brighton. Whilst dolphin sightings this close to shore are rare, you will learn all about our Sussex dolphins and the other amazing animals living off our beaches, including seahorses, sharks, lobsters, and fish!

There will be time to view seabirds and listen to underwater sounds, before taking in a unique view of Brighton’s seafront as the sun sets (weather permitting!) behind the West Pier and i360!

The cruise will leave from Brighton Marina promptly at the allocated start time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the cruise is set to begin.

All proceeds directly fund the Brighton Dolphin Project. The project studies the local dolphin population and works with local communities to better understand and protect our unique marine natural heritage!

You’ll have a whale of a time!

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Simon McPherson from World Cetacean Alliance

An Interview with WiseOceans… Simon McPherson from the World Cetacean Alliance This week we chat to Simon McPherson from World Cetacean Alliance’s Brighton Dolphin Project. Simon has made the most of every volunteer opportunity that has come his way and this has led to his current position. If you are looking for a volunteer position […]

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Brighton Dolphin Project: Marine Experts Talks, In Search of Orcas & other Marine Creatures

The Brighton Dolphin Project, a new initiative launched by the World Cetacean Alliance, aims to improve awareness about the importance of local marine ecosystems and species in the Brighton area. The project aims to achieve this through educational experiences and outreach events. This summer, we will be hosting a series of Marine Experts Talks, where people from different organisations will come to the Discovery Centre to discuss their pioneering work in marine conservation.

Billy Heaney is a University of Exeter masters student and an aspiring wildlife filmmaker. Photographing and filming wildlife has been a hobby of his for many years, and has been able to study the ecology and conservation of Grey Seals. He will be presenting his documentary, In search of the Killer Whale, where he heads to Iceland in search of the largest member of the Dolphin family, the Orca or Killer Whale. To add to the excitment, Billy will be sharing his incredible experiences with marine wildlife in the UK and across the world.

If you’re a fan of Orcas, or marine wildlife in general, this is a talk you don’t want to miss.

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Brighton Dolphin Project: Marine Experts Talks – Plastic Pollution in our Ocean

The Brighton Dolphin Project, a new initiative launched by the World Cetacean Alliance, aims to improve awareness about the importance of local marine ecosystems and species in the Brighton area. The project aims to achieve this through educational experiences and outreach events. This summer, we will be hosting a series of Marine Experts Talks, where people from different organisations will come to the Discovery Centre to discuss their pioneering work in marine conservation.

Our third series of talks aims to address the implications that plastic pollution is having on our oceans. Globally, plastic pollution has reached every part of the world’s oceans, and around 40% of UK beach litter can be directly sourced to the public. Recent initiatives such as charging for single-use plastic bags, removal of microbeads from personal care products, are signs that there is a demand for safeguarding the future of our seas.

Kate Whitton, from the Marine Conservation Society, will be attending to present a talk about plastic pollution in our seas, and how you can get involved with events such as Great British Beach Clean.

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Brighton Dolphin Project : Marine Experts Talks – Living Seas in Sussex

The Brighton Dolphin Project, a new initiative launched by the World Cetacean Alliance, aims to improve awareness about the importance of local marine ecosystems and species in the Brighton area. The project aims to achieve this through educational experiences and outreach events. This summer, we will be hosting a series of Marine Experts Talks, where people from different organisations will come to the Discovery Centre to discuss their pioneering work in marine conservation.

Our second series of talks will be all about Living Seas, led by the Sussex Wildlife Trust, which aims to see the seas around Sussex thriving with marine wildlife, and highlights the importance of Marine Protected Areas. They aim to do this through collecting data about animals and plants found in Sussex, which is achieved through citizen science projects, so that the public can actively get involved with the conservation of our local seas.

Sarah Ward, from the Sussex Wildlife Trust, will be attending to present a talk about the project and how you can get involved with the project.

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Brighton Dolphin Project: Marine Experts Talks – Community Beach Cleans

Community Beach Cleans in Brighton

The Brighton Dolphin Project, a new initiative launched by the World Cetacean Alliance, aims to improve awareness about the importance of local marine ecosystems and species in the Brighton area. The project aims to achieve this through educational experiences and outreach events. This summer, we will be hosting a series of Marine Experts Talks, where people from different organisations will come to the Discovery Centre to discuss their pioneering work in marine conservation.

Scientists have predicted that there will be more plastic than fish by 2050, and about 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year. Blue Planet 2 has certainly raised awareness about the effects of dumping litter in our oceans, and one local initiative has had success in removing litter from the beaches of Brighton.

In 2017, Pier 2 Pier Beach Clean removed 800kg of litter from Brighton Beach by hosting fun mass litter picks between West and Palace Pier. This year, they have cleaned over 600 beaches and aim to get 2,000 people involved on beach cleans. We will be joined by Amy, from Pier to 2 Pier Beach Clean, who will be giving an exciting talk on their work in Brighton in reducing the amount of litter found on our local beaches.

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Brighton Dolphin Project: Marine Experts Talks – The Living Coast

Rich Howorth, Brighton & Hove Council: The Living Coast

The Brighton Dolphin Project, a new initiative launched by the World Cetacean Alliance, aims to improve awareness about the importance of local marine ecosystems and species in the Brighton area. The project aims to achieve this through educational experiences and outreach events. This summer, we will be hosting a series of Marine Experts Talks, where people from different organisations will come to the Discovery Centre to discuss their pioneering work in marine conservation.

Our next series of talks discusses a local project, called The Living Coast, that aims to improve environmental awareness by engaging with local people, particularly in the creation of a marine conservation zone between Brighton and Seaford, through partnering up with local marine conservation organisations.

Rich Howorth, from The Living Coast, will be attending to present a talk about the project and how you can get involved with this exciting local initiative.

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