Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A sunny March survey

The promise of a brief weather window had us jumping on the ship within an hour's notice after months without a survey and we weren't disappointed; we'd hardly even rounded the end of the breakwater when we had our first porpoise, shortly followed by a single Risso's dolphin off Pen Anglas which seems to be a hotspot for them lately! A few more good porpoise sightings, and a very brief glimpse at a couple of common dolphins underneath the bow made for a nice crossing!
Hopefully the weather will hold out and we can squeeze in a full trip again this month!

7 sightings in total:
5 porpoise - 12 individuals
1 common dolphin - 2 individuals
1 Risso's dolphin - 1 individual