Friday, 12 June 2009

Still no porps but something popped up!

A Strumble first! and one of several sightings of marine otters in recent months in north Pembrokeshire! It saved the day as we searched in vain for any sign of a cetacean in an otherwise mammalless sea, except for the odd grey seal.
PCC County Ecologist Trevor Theobald and Biodiversity Officer Bethan Cox had joined us for a Biodiversity week event which the public stayed away from in droves, perhaps put off by a lousy weather forcast. Trevor noticed some gulls were mobbing something below us and found the otter making its way in the surf along the foot of the cliffs. By some small miracle I managed to get this shot as it surfaced!