Tuesday, 1 September 2009

South Pembrokeshire Cetaceans

Some great sightings from Clive Hurford for the south coast of Pembrokeshire:-
On Friday 21st Aug - 2 Sunfish near the Garland Stone on Skomer. Subsequently, on Monday 24th Aug, there were good numbers of cetaceans in the sea between St Govan's Head and Lundy, a conservative estimate would be 75 Common Dolphins, 3+ Risso's Dolphins and a small number (<10) of Harbour Porpoise. At one point it seemed that the sea was alive with dolphins, and I suspect that my figure for Common Dolphins is a serious underestimate. Since then, I have seen small numbers of Harbour Porpoises most days, with a few Grey Seals offshore and a reasonable assortment of seabirds.