PEOPLE in Moray are being encouraged to take part in the National Whale and Dolphin Watch this weekend.
The event will run from Friday to Sunday with viewings being held around the country organised by marine research charity Sea Watch.
Coordinator Alan Airey will lead a session at Burghead on Saturday from 2-4pm.
He said: "The information gathered during the watch feeds into a growing bank of information about the 29 species of cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises - which have been known to visit our shores.
"The knowledge gained brings with it a better understanding of species’ movements, their distribution and the health of populations, helping to develop effective conservation policies."
People can also take part by themselves by downloading sightings forms from the website www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk, picking spot on the coast and noting down any dolphins, porpoises or whales spotted. Binoculars will be useful.
Species most likely to be seen are harbour porpoise, bottlenose dolphin and minke whale.
Alan can be contacted on email@example.com or 01309 675689.