This weekend, Marine Connection attended the ‘Big Watch at the Broch’, Burghead, Moray which was organised to raise awareness of the stunning marine wildlife that calls the north-east of Scotland home.
Wildlife enthusiasts flocked to the prime viewing area at the visitor centre area, hoping for a glimpse of the wonderful marine life that frequent these waters. The high vantage point at the centre offers fantastic views over the sea and those watching with binoculars were treated to sightings of minke whales, spotted further out. The resident bottlenose dolphins were also sighted close to shore.
Experts were on hand, not only to answer questions but also give talks to provide a greater insight into the life and challenges facing marine life in the Moray Firth as well as other cetacean topics. Charity co-founder Margaux Dodds gave a talk on the issues surrounding the keeping of dolphins and whales in captivity and links the UK has to various marine parks, such as Miami Seaquarium and the campaign to retire Lolita the orca, who is currently held at the facility.
It was a great turn out over the two day event, great atmosphere and great community support!