Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Porps and quandries in Ramsay Sound.

Hi Cliff

A group of common dolphin (15-20) one mile west of St Davids Head about mid day on Monday.

I have attached a couple of pictures of the Porpoise that have at times been showing very well recently.

Thanks Malcolm, sorry not to have replied to previous emails and sadly no time to see Lesser Grey Shrike, aaaargh, it would be a lifer for me!

Seems to me this vessel is extremely close to the porpoise on its starboard bow and possibly  in contravention of WiSe amd Pembrokeshire Marine Code 50 metre guidelines as well as the fact that harrasment, if proven can result in substantial fines or even imprisonment.  I suppose, (it may be) the crew  are unaware of the animal... All boat owners should be made aware of these facts.

Our second week of Wildlife Observer Wales cetacean courses is going well with great views of Porpoises in Ramsay  Sound yesterday and the group worked hard to dig out a couple of porps at Strumble today. Newquay tomorow, lets hope the weather gods continue to give us a break!

It looks like the Western Mail will be featuring some of Steve Rossers photo's and a report of our weekend ferry trips tommorow or perhaps the day after...