Approach the cetaceans in an eco-responsible way
Sea mammals, and particularly mother-baby duos, are very sensitive to disturbance. When choosing your outings, opt for service providers that apply simple non-intrusion rules (speed, direction, trajectory, and a distance of at least 100 metres between the vessel and the animal) in order to preserve their peace and quiet and maintain their health.
Act responsibly when approaching sea mammals:
- If the animals come close by themselves, do not attempt to touch them, directly or with an instrument, feed them or swim with them: they are fragile animals and a danger to humans;
- Be quiet during your observations; do not shout or make noise with objects on vessels.
If your follow these instructions, you might be lucky to observe these animals in the best conditions.
Your observations are precious: if you navigate with your own vessel in Brittany, remember to leave your observations on the Obsenmer platform.
They allow scientists to add to their knowledge and thus to help preserve the species.
See the Natura 2000 Charter of good practice (FR)