Biscay Dolphin Research Programme

Pride of Bilbao

The Biscay Dolphin Research Programme (BDRP) was the original project for MARINElife and has made a substantial contribution to the understanding of marine wildlife in European waters, identifying the Bay of Biscay as truly a global hotspot for whales and dolphins, recording over 10,000 sightings. It also allowed the organisation to grow and develop new projects.

Whilst the project aboard P&O's Pride of Bilbao has now finished with the closure of the route, we continue to research through Biscay on the Poole to Santander route and hope we will be able to continue research from Portsmouth to Bilbao in the future. Whilst the Pride of Bilbao is currently out of service why not visit our Sightings Archive for hundreds of previous reports from the Bay of Biscay.