INTERTANKO have been in contact with the Oman Whale and Dolphin Research Group in Muscat regarding a project on the scientific evaluation of whale and dolphin populations in Oman.

In order to aid in the scientific work being carried out by the Group INTERTANKO are requesting members to inform Masters of the Whale and Dolphin Sighting form which they can use to register sightings and so enhance and improve the database being developed.


The Oman Whale and Dolphin Research Group consists of local volunteer scientists who work together to collect and disseminate knowledge about Oman's cetaceans. They are independent researchers, whose work is recognised and approved by the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources. They also work closely with the Oman Natural History Museum, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the Raysut Marine Laboratory.


Click here to download the sighting form or visit for an online version of the form. A guide on the more common whales and dolphins in the area can also be found on our website or downloaded by clicking here: guide1 / guide2. The Oman Whale and Dolphin Research Group website also provides further information on the work of the Group and the populations in the area.


Contact: Tim Wilkins, e-mail: