Welcome to Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Strandings

Whales, dolphins and porpoises are collectively described as Cetacea. Here at the Natural History Museum, we have been monitoring cetacean strandings for over 100 years!

Today, we work under the umbrella of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme, which is funded by DEFRA. These pages are for scientists old and new to find out about the project and what we're up to, and what to do should you discover a stranded cetacean on a beach.

Want to become a volunteer? We want you! Register to join us and become a part of the project, contributing to over 100 years of citizen science

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith