Monday, 1 August 2011

Strumble still there...

A brief visit in the early evening saw the porpoises of Strumble following the generally accepted pattern of moving at the head of the tide.
A few Strumble regulars including myself think the numbers are down on what we saw in the past, but anyone who really understands cetacean observation would tell you that counting them is a nightmare.
We have protested about scallop dredging which could be one reason for their apparent decline but nobody in authority seems able or willing to enforce or interperate the laws that are there to protect them objectively.. 
Porp's at Strumble: Michael Rich.
I scanned slowly and reckon ther were about forty present at the peak of their appearance . Forty would be good elsewhere but does not come close to estimates in previous years...