If you walk the Angus coastline regularly you may be lucky enough to see a bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise or even a minke whale. Other species such as common dolphin and Orca have also been spotted in Angus waters but are less common.
You can report your sightings here http://www.marinelifeangus.co.uk/submit-a-sighting/ on the Marine Life Angus sightings web-page. The web-site was set up in 2011 to promote the beautiful
coastal areas of Angus which are in turn perfect for land based whale and dolphin opportunities.
Sharing any sightings helps us learn more about the whales and dolphins in our waters. A project called the Angus Cetacean Survey and Data Collection
Project collects information about cetaceans (whales and dolphins) along the coast. The purpose of the project is to learn more about cetacean presence in Angus waters aiding future conservation.
Cetacean life in Angus waters is little understood although locally and nationally priority cetacean species inhabit its waters. The Tayside Biodiversity Partnership look for projects which can feed data into the Biodiversity Action Reporting
System (BARS) supporting the planning, monitoring and reporting requirements of national and local Biodiversity Action Plans.
Tayside Biodiversity - Priority Species
- Bottlenose Dolphin
- Harbour Porpoise
- Minke Whale
Visit http://www.marinelifeangus.co.uk where there are species guides to help you report the animals you see, details
of other projects you can become involved in and information on lots of areas of interest on the Angus coast.