Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Porps and bottles

Several porpoise showing off Pen Anglas yesterday, and reports of bottlenose dolphins in Newport Bay Sunday afternoon...

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Strumble Head 18th October.

A single Risso's this morning at 9.15 moving in an Easterly direction beyond Tide Race. Quite a few Porpoises showing. 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Otter

We had a report in this week of an otter sighted in Goodwick. Lovely to hear! There have been a few in over the summer, but it was this time last year we were getting several reports in, so let's hope for some more..

Unfortunately last week too, we had a report of an otter found dead just under Strumble lookout. We went to pick it up and have handed it over to Mair Rees of Natural Resources Wales to be post-mortemed in Cardiff. Maybe some good can be salvaged from this small sad tragedy...


Monday, 13 October 2014

Common dolphins from Andy

on sunday cartlett lady went out to the same sea area as we previously saw the superpod ,
we saw 100 to 200 common dolphins in groups of 30 or so.
 the initial encounter group were VERY large animals some scarred with cuts on the dorsal fin and sores on their back 
the rest were mother and offspring pairs,
 all were feeding 

Leapfrogging in Ramsey Sound

Some very nice close in Porpoise around St Davids Head,
been seeing good activity so far this month when we have been able to get out,
Ramsey Sound the place to be for Porpoise action...close up!! 
cheers
Malcolm and Lou




Friday, 10 October 2014

Strumble jackpot

Linda and I enjoyed prolonged views of a Leather-backed Turtle at Strumble Head mid dayish. It attracted a large number of mixed gulls which hovered above it as it swam westwards. It was at or near the surface for about four minutes during which time it several times lifted its head, each time its left flipper showing above the surface.

Strumble jackpot

Linda and I enjoyed prolonged views of very large Leather-backed Turtle off Strumble Head mid dayish. It attracted a large number of mixed gulls which hovered above it as it swam westwards. It was on and near the surface for about four minutes, during which time it several times lifted its head each time its left flipper breaking the surface.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Porpoise in the bay

Lots of activity in the bay this morning. 40+ gannets off Pen Anglas feeding, with several porpoise underneath - hard to count with the big swell rolling in! Plus 3 off the end of the outer breakwater (looking towards Dinas Head) including a mother and calf. You can watch a short video here (sorry not the best quality!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZusmcjLzp-c&feature=youtu.be


Strumble yesterday

Two Risso's Dolphin off Strumble Head late morning today. Graham Powell

Skerries sighting

Any idea what could this be? Spotted by the Skerries on the 28/05/2014. Thanks! Merin Broudic

Looks like a porpoise to us Merin. What do you think?

For me it was much bigger and darker. I'll look through the other picture. Thanks for your comment!

Oh right okay. Send us any other pictures if you like! Was this the only view you had or did you see it doing anything else? From what we can see (small triangular dorsal fin, curved back) it looks like a porpoise, but very occasionally a diving Minke can be confused for a porpoise. But as I said, let us know any more details and send through any other pictures and we can have a second look for you.

Anyone else have any input?

From Malcolm Barradell: Merins picture classic dark and large female porpoise