Experience Marine Wildlife

The best way to understand the Clyde environment is to come on our survey boat and experience it for yourself! We provide participants and wildlife enthusiasts with the opportunity to get out on the water and to explore the coastal and marine environment with us.

Marine Research Surveys

We provide opportunities to participate in marine mammal research and gain experience on visual and passive acoustic monitoring surveys. Participants become our marine mammal observers whilst also getting involved with every aspect of sailing the yacht during a survey expedition.

Clyde Community Sightings

The Clyde Community Sightings Network is a long term citizen science project that collects opportunistic sightings data. This data is being used to determine the status of our marine mammals and raise awareness of conservation issues. You can make a difference by reporting your sightings via our Online Sightings Form.


"No one will protect what they don't care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced"

- Sir David Attenborough - 

Report your sighting!

Have a look at the latest sightings map and select map pins for more information. Your sightings provide 'first-hand' information on the distribution and abundance of our mobile species. This information is being used to promote to help raise awareness and determine marine mammal conservation status. We collate and forward all sightings data to national NGO's and make it freely available to researchers and students. Your contributions are being used to better inform marine management decisions in the Clyde.


A big thanks for delivering the training and a great day. It was a really informative session and inspiring to see how the opportunistic gathering of data is used to facilitate marine mammal conservation. ... See MoreSee Less

SMASS has just returned from a busy weekend in Glasgow. On Friday we carried out a necropsy demonstration on a neonate pilot whale for the students of the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Me...

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