Monday, 31 August 2015

Cartlett Lady pelagic survey..

At last the weather allowed us to get out to the Celtic Deep! We were hoping for whales but found none possibly a week or two too late on the other hand the Common Dolphins put on a good show and we also got a brief glimpse of a Blue Shark. A rather odd phenomena where shearwaters were feeding above an area of boiling water was hard to resolve but reminded me of tuna feeding which I have seen off the ferries crossing Biscay...  On the way back in closer to show we added porpoise to the list. Sea birds included several common terns, a little tern, a few thousand manxies, storm petrel and two great Skuas.