Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Strumble Diary 1/11/2016

Again as in the previous few days the light was poor with overcast skies. The wind from the NE at between15-20Mph gave rise to some choppy waters with swells increasing off the lookout as the ebb tide moved along. Several porps sighted although hard to follow in the chop but a record nonetheless and a better result than the blank that we had yesterday. The first image is of the splash from a tail slapping porpoise, a behaviour we often see in turbulent conditions with an onshore swell. My theory is that they use the low frquency of the slap to communicate over the background noise of the surf.