Friday, 9 April 2010

Irish Glassy Sea

A Sea Trust Dolphin Survey on Stena Europe on Thursday/Friday was a "game of two halves". On the outward leg to Rosslare on Thursday afternoon the conditions were good with a calm sea but there was a distinct lack of birds and just 5 Porpoises not far out from Fishguard seen.
Friday morning for the return leg to Fishguard dawned with conditions even better, indeed the sea was glassy calm on the Welsh side. More birds seen too starting with 12 delightful Black Guillemots in Rosslare Harbour and plenty of Manx Shearwaters and Auks on the way over too. We also did better for cetaceans with a total of 26 Porpoises including one group of 15 with a calf by Strumble and Common Dolphins also put in an appearance with a group of 10, 90 minutes or so out from Rosslare.