Twenty-eight species of cetaceans have been recorded around Britain. This amounts to more than one quarter of the UK mammal fauna. These cetaceans include: the Bottlenose; the Common Dolphin; Risso Dolphin; Atlantic White Sided ; White Beaked Dolphin; Striped Dolphin; Orca; Harbour Porpoise. All these mammals are social,intelligent,curious and brave, and they live in family groups known as pods.
Keeping a check on the cetacean population not only leads to effective protection for these fascinating animals whose interests have been largely neglected until now, but can also provide a warning of potential problems in the marine environment and allow remedial action to be taken. Therefore the knowledge to be gained from the work of Dolphin Care Uk and the web site www.dolphincareuk.org
represents a good understanding of these animals and their habitats, and the environment they live in.
If you would like to know more about the dolphins around the UK then please visit the site.