Introduction to Whale & Dolphin Identification Course


An introduction to incredible whales, dolphins and porpoises, and how to identify them.

Book now to be one of the first to get involved! ORCA are launching a new e-learning platform in Spring 2024. Once launched, this course will be a self-led, online training course which is accessible as soon as the e-learning platform is ready. You will then have 2 months to complete this course. You will be notified as soon as the course is ready!

The course content takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to ORCA
  • Introduction to whales, dolphins and porpoises including biology, ecology and behaviour
  • Steps to identify whales, dolphins and porpoises
  • Identification of the most common species of whale, dolphin and porpoise that you can sight of the north-east Atlantic

Please note that this course is a prerequisite if you wish to become an OceanWatcher and/or Marine Mammal Surveyor with ORCA.