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Contact: Emma Neave-Webb, Science & Conservation Officer  

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Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative (OMMRI) is an Orkney-wide charity which aims to establish a long-term monitoring programme of cetaceans (the collective word for whales, dolphins and porpoises) to help us better understand their distribution and status within Orkney.

Launched officially on July 20th 2020, Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative aims to bridge the gap between existing conservation groups and what’s happening in Orkney, contributing data and collaborating on larger projects creating a better understanding of the different species in Orkney waters and ultimately helping to protect them for future generations to enjoy.

OMMRI is asking those enjoying our local coastlines to help by reporting sightings to our Science and Conservation Officer at the following email address: or by uploading details to the sightings page on the website:

Eyes to the Seas!

Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative
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