Marine Biology Section © 2020
Jersey has one of the largest pods of Bottle-
Monitoring dolphins is not easy as they live offshore and are irregularly encountered but the Marine Biology Section has several different projects which aim to document and better understand the nature of our marine mammals. These projects include:
If you are a boat owner or regularly spot dolphins from the shore then please install and use our smartphone app. You can then make live reports which will appear on a public map.
The app works through Epicollect5 -
Alternatively, you can report any marine mammal sightings using the Société Jersiaise wildlife recording form.
In 2016 the Co-
Our other CPOD lost its mooring during autumn storms but it is believed to still be on the seabed and will be retrieved as soon as divers can be arranged. It is located just south-
Our aim is to have a network of four or five CPODs covering all the island’s coast all year round. Each CPOD costs at least £1,500 and we are current looking for funding for this project. Please get in touch if you can help.
Stranded marine mammals on Jersey should be reported immediately to the Environment Department (Tel:441600) or, out of work hours, to Jersey Coastguard (Tel: 447705)
Full notes and measurements are taken of any dead dolphins or seals that are stranded on Jersey. This information is coordinated by the States of Jersey Marine Resources Section but members of the Marine Biology Section often assist with this.
A dolphin leaps clear of the water east of
Jersey in January 2017
Grey seals at Les Écréhous in March 2017
One of our C-
|Rock and Coastal Names|
|Project Ormer gallery|
|Project Ormer Update|
|Dolphin Smartphone App|
|Annual Public Lecture|
|Les Minquiers - A Natural History|
|Channel Island Marine Molluscs|
|Non-native Species in the Channel Islands|
|Marine Fish of the Channel Islands|
|Diatoms the Channel Islands|
|SJ Recorder App|
|Key Marine Habitats|
|Non-native Marine Species|
|No Mobile Fishing Areas|
|Worm and Clam Beds|