Sunday, 14 March 2010

If its not one thing, its the otter

A very unproductive day at Strumble yesterday. Only two porpoise for a brief moment in a two hour observation. Possibly a reaction to the neap tide and the tidal phase (end of flood tide). We tend to have the most positive scans at the end of the ebb tide. We did get a nice present in the form of a foraging otter right in front of us near the cliffs. This brightened up an already sunny Strumble day.
Ernst & Aniek
The Scallop fishing has started again with hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of scallops being landed already. This is obviously going to impact on the local marine environment and so any cetacean sightings will be particularly useful in trying to monitor the health and wellbieng of our marine wildlife.