Become a Porpoise Pal
The Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) are the smallest cetacean, with an average size of 1.5m. They are the most abundant marine mammal in UK waters and as their name suggests they often stay close to coastal areas or harbours. As they are abundant around the coast they are the most frequently seen cetacean by whale watchers. One of the biggest man made threats to the harbour porpoise is entanglement in fishing gear such as gill and tangle nets. This makes your contribution and the work we do at Sea Trust especially important.
At Sea Trust we are pioneers in porpoise research as one of the first to undertake a porpoise photo ID project in the UK. As one of only 4 organisations in the world that currently undertake porpoise photo ID our research can provide new insight into these amazing animals. When adopting a porpoise with Sea Trust you are directly contributing to the conservation of Pembrokeshire’s porpoises and our local marine environment.
Sea Trust are one of the largest contributors of marine data to the West Wales Biodiversity Information Center (WWBIC). Your one off contribution of £36 (or £3 per month) will help fund our research providing vital information for the conservation of local porpoises and the preservation of their habitat.
How will your money be spent?
- Continuing our porpoise photo ID project.
- Conducting land and ferry based surveys.
- Educational workshops for schools.
- Inspiring visitors with our aquarium tours.
- Developing our research and future projects.
As a thank-you for your donation you will receive an adoption pack as well as regular updates about your porpoise.
What is in your adoption pack?
- An adoption certificate with a photo of your chosen porpoise.
- A porpoise information pack.
- A free aquarium tour for two people.
- A Sea Trust torch pen (adult pack). A porpoise cuddly toy (kids pack).
- Monthly porpoise updates.
Click on the photo below to find out more about each porpoise and to start your adoption today.
How to Become a Porpoise Pal
Once you’ve chosen which porpoise you would like to adopt you can subscribe to regular payments of £3 per month or a one off payment of £36 for the year. You can choose whether you would like a child or adult pack, which porpoise you would like to adopt and enter the name you would like on the certificate.