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Dolphin Alerts!

Would you like to know when Dolphins, Whales, Seals and Basking Sharks have been seen in the waters off Dorset? The Durlston Dolphin Alert! Service will text you the details of what has been sighted where and when as the sightings come in allowing you to head out for your chance to see the magnificent, and often rarely seen, creatures swimming about in the waters off our beautiful coastline.

The service also allows you to text in your own sightings so more sighting alerts can go out and you can play your part in conserving these species by providing us with data for our scientific monitoring of species. This monitoring provides essential background on the relative abundance and distribution of species which feeds into national recording systems that enable organisations working to improve the conservation and protection of marine species in British and Irish waters.

To sign up for the Dolphin Alert! Service simply email us at (with ‘Dolphin Alert Registration!’ as the subject) and provide us with your name, address, email and most importantly, your mobile phone number. The service costs £5 per year (1st August to 31st July). Once you have registered your details please send us a cheque for £5 made out to Durlston Marine Project to activate the service.


Photo courtesy of Julian Sawyer, Purbeck Footprints photography 2013