We have had an overwhelming response to our first training workshops and have now trained up 54 local people in the art of land-based surveying over 3 half-day workshops. Our network is really kicking off and all attendees on facebook are part of a closed group where they can swap tips, arrange meet ups, access all related documents and send data back to us. Those who are not on facebook are part of an email list to keep them in the loop. Some mega enthusiastic surveyors are already actively conducting surveys and really enjoying the work. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some great surveying weather over the summer months! Thank you so much to the Manx Lottery Trust for funding this project and helping local people become actively involved in the ongoing conservation of cetaceans in Manx waters.