People asked to dolphin and whale spot around the Norfolk coast

People are being asked to be on the lookout for marine wildlife around the county's coastline.

National Whale and Dolphin Watch starts next month and local Sea Watch coordinator Carl Chapman is in need of potential spotters at Overstrand, Cromer seafront and Mundesley.

The watch will take place over the weekend of July, 27, 28 and 29 and for those taking part Mr Chpaman will be handing out ID guides, sightings tips and sighting sheets.

He said: 'Around here the most likely sightings will be of harbour porpoise. This year we have already recorded many.'

Anyone not holding their own watch can join Mr Chapman at The Promenade off Clifton Way Overstrand in North Norfolk from 9am to 5pm on Saturday July 28. Sea Watch Accredited boat operators will also be taking part in the watch, sending in their sightings from their regular boat trips which are open to the public, and local boat owners are also being urged to take part.

Anyone interested in taking part can contact Mr Chapman on 07833 463034 or