Monday, 21 November 2011

Things moving up North!

Hello Cliff,



After several weeks with no cetacean sightings from our lookout at Porth Dinllaen, Gwynedd, things have picked up significantly over the last week.


Bottlenose dolphin (20) passing Trwyn Porth Dinllaen heading west at 15.20 on 10.10.11


Bottlenose dolphin (1 adult / 1 juvenile) 200m west of Trwyn Porth Dinllaen at 11.45 on 11.11.11


Bottlenose dolphin (4) 2 mile N/E of Trwyn Porth Dinllaen at 14.00 on 12.11.11


Bottlenose dolphin (1 adult / 1 juvenile) west of Trwyn Porth Dinllaen at 16.15 on 17.11.11


Bottlenose dolphin (20) north of Trwyn Porth Dinllaen at 10.50 on 19.11.11


Bottlenose dolphin (4) north east of Trwyn Porth Dinllaen at 12.30 on 19.11.11


Kind regards.

Martin Moore.


National Coastwatch Institution, Porth Dinllaen, Gwynedd.
 
Thanks for this Martin, great to be able to see something of the bigger picture! In recent years bottles have been turning up in numbers off the Irish coast . I begin to wonder if this might be as a result of the scallop dredgers hammering Cardigan Bay during the winter months, it might also explain my lack of porpoises?