Take to the seas - to discover and help us protect our unique marine natural heritage here in Sussex

Take to the seas - to discover and help us protect our unique marine natural heritage here in Sussex

This may come as a surprise to some, but the Sussex coastline is home to a vast amount of wildlife, including a variety of dolphin species.

The Brighton Dolphin Project was set up to study and research marine mammals in our waters, as well as to engage directly with our community to educate and build awareness of our local marine ecosystems and species. Part of our mission is to ensure wildlife is valued and our unique marine natural heritage remains protected.

Community is at the very heart of our work, and we want to encourage and excite Sussex residents about the importance of protecting our oceans, for the benefit of both the wildlife and humans. We achieve this by connecting people directly with it.

One practical way of showing people the benefits of the sea is to take them on an off-shore adventure, which we accomplish through our ever-popular boat tours, delivered in collaboration with other local organisations. During these trips we teach guests about our Sussex Dolphins and the other amazing animals living off our coast. These include Seahorses, Seals, Sharks, Lobsters, and the range of bird species found beyond the beach. Additionally, there is always the chance of spotting dolphins dancing on the waves. All proceeds from our cruises are injected back into the project and put to good use for more activities and conservation practices.

We also have a range of exciting plans and community projects under development. Including moving our existing location and education centre, currently situated on Madeira Drive, Brighton, over to Shoreham Port. This will enable us to provide an improved education centre with better facilities to cater for adverse weather. Our partnership with Shoreham Port also allows us to be involved in the plans for a sustainable green port to better serve our biosphere, with additional strategies for further restoration and rewilding.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new education centre and boat trips in the very near future. In the meantime, please keep looking out to sea and let us know if you spot any marine mammals to add to our research.  

Visit our website to learn more about what we do and how you can support us: https://www.brightondolphinproject.org/

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