Thursday, 23 August 2012

20TH AUGUST, 2012

Lyme Bay Naturetrek/Marinelife Pelagics
White-beaked Dolphin 5, Great Skua 5, Arctic Skua 1

16TH AUGUST, 2012

A young Sowerby's Beaked Whale has stranded alive by the first Severn Crossing! The animal was euthanized by vets at the scene as it was still maternally dependent and there was no sign of the mother anywhere. These rare beaked whales are usually found in waters over 1000m depth so this whale was very lost and would not have survived if it had been put back out to sea. MARINElife has recorded Sowerby's Beaked Whale in the Bay of Biscay on several occasions.

12TH AUGUST, 2012

12-20 Dolphin sp. off Dungeness

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

9TH AUGUST, 2012

Lyme Bay Naturetrek/Marinelife Pelagics
Minke Whale, Harbour Porpoise, 2 Pomarine Skuas, Balearic Shearwater, 1700 Manx Shearwaters, 5 Great Skuas

8TH AUGUST, 2012

Lyme Bay Naturetrek/Marinelife Pelagic
2 Sooty Shearwater, Ocean Sunfish and 15 White-beaked Dolphin

7TH AUGUST, 2012

4-6 Bottlenose Dolphin and 2 Harbour Porpoise off Berry Head
Reported by Mike Langman and Dave Norman

4TH AUGUST, 2012

8 Harbour Porpoise off Berry Head about 8.30am
Reported by Mike Langman

1ST AUGUST, 2012

Sooty Shearwater, West Bay

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

1st August 2012
Berry Head, Devon
Seawatch 07:00-17:00. First reasonable movement of Balearic Shearwaters this side of Lyme bay with 24 south, supporting cast: Sooty Shearwater, 653 Manx Shearwaters (also 100+ N), 2 European Storm-petrels, Pomarine Skua, 3 Bonxie, Arctic Skua, 33 Common Terns, 3 Sandwich Terns, 56 Common Scoter, 8 Puffins, 342 Gannets, 123 Kittiwakes (incl. 7 juvs, first of the year), 3 Black-headed Gulls, 4+ juv/1w Yellow-legged Gulls, Grey Seal and 3 Harbour Porpoise.