Sunday, 14 August 2011

Newport sighting from John Goss & Playful Piniped video

We're currentkly working a long contract in the Humber so haven't posted for a while....... But here is a report sent in by a friend, John Goss, who holidays in Newport.....

"There were 2 dolphins which we observed on Friday evening at 6pm . We first saw them at Dinas Head and they proceeded towards Cwm Y Eglws .... It was thought that it was a mother and youngster due to the difference in size .... They just headed in 1 direction so assume they were chasing mackerel .... funnily enough i saw another one in the same location at 8pm on Saturday but it looked darker in colour so i'm thinking that was a porpoise..... very exciting.....tried taking vid but it was too far away..."

We're back to the Humber next weekend, but a programme of water sampling in Cardigan Bay before-hand.....Not a cetacean I know, but thought that blog followers might like to see this video of a very inquisitive and playful one eyed seal we encountered on the Humber.....I've never seen one playing with a buoy like this.....she kept us very amused for an hour whilst at anchor....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsgWmy7OM-Y