CORNISH MARINE WILDLIFE REPORTS  2005

Reports received of Marine Creatures sighted,
stranded or landed during 2005

A list compiled by Raymond Dennis



 
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1/1/05 A single Bottlenose Dolphin was seen off Babbacombe SS3925
1/1/05 A Grey Seal was seen resting in the sun at a sheltered spot in Talland Bay SX226514
2/1/05 A pod of 5 or more Harbour Porpoises were seen heading westward from the coast path east of Rame Head SX427476. They were moving slowly but one did briefly breach, and they were followed by Lesser Black Back Gulls.
3/1/05 A dead Triggerfish and thousands of Krill were found stranded on the beach at Polzeath SW9378
4/1/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen off Berry Head SX948567
4/1/05 At least 4 Harbour Porpoises were feeding with about 50 Gannets off Charlestown SX045515
6/1/05 A pod of about 20 small cetaceans, 5 to 6 ft long, spent most of the day in St. Ives Bay. Showing only an occasional black back and small dorsal they were probably Harbour Porpoises.
9/1/05 A dead Triggerfish was found on the beach at Treyarnon SW857740 and two Triggerfish at Mawgan Porth SW8467 and one more at Porthcothan SW8572
9/1/05 A Grey Seal surfaced briefly off Porthpean SX034505 and later a female surfaced several times off Charlestown SX045515
10/1/05 A dead Herring Gull was found on the beach at Porthcothan SW8572 and a plump, freshly dead Guillemot, heavily oiled, at Constantine SW8574
10/1/05 Hundreds of By-the-wind-Sailors, Velella velella, were found stranded at Thurlstone Beach SX674414 and 3 species of Cuttlefish bones were present, and many Turban Topshells, Gibbula magnus and Necklace or Moon Shells, Polinices sp. were found washed up at Slapton Sands SX830443
11/1/05 A Grey Seal was seen west of the Three Stone, Pendeen Watch SW387363
12/1/05 A flock of local Black-headed Gulls at Sennen SW3526 included at least 10 individuals that were moderately oiled and also 2 Mediterranean Gulls in the same state. Several Auks on a rough sea also appeared to be oiled.
14/1/05 A dead, fresh, clean and thin Razorbill was found at Watergate SW8464 and a dead, plump, fresh and medium oiled Guillemot at Mawgan Porth SW8467
15/1/05 At Least 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Charlestown SX041515 feeding with a few Gannets
16/1/05 A Grey Seal was seen east of the causeway at Marazion SW518302
16/1/05 A Grey Seal as seen bottling off Pordenack SW345241
17/1/05 A Grey Seal was seen in the west end of St. Ives Bay off Carbis Bay SW526395
17/1/05 A Thresher Shark was seen just off the quay at Mevagissey SX0144. It was feeding on a shoal of anchovies, flicking itís tail about and small fish could be seen flying through the air.
19/1/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen moving slowly westward about 150 metres off Penzance promenade SW472297 at 1130 hrs.
22/1/05 2 adult and 1 young Grey Seals were on the beach at Porthpean SX032506. One of the adults was covered in blood and appeared to be injured.
22/1/05 A fresh clean underweight dead Guillemot and a freshly dead 15 spined Stickleback were found on the beach at Watergate SW8464.
23/1/05 Dozens of Goose Barnacles, Lepas anatifera, were found attached to debris stranded on the beach at Polzeath SW9378. Photos were taken.
24/1/05 A pod of 6 large dolphins, probably Bottlenose, were seen at the mouth of the River Yealm SX5147
24/1/05 A flock of about 150 Gannets were watched for 20 minutes diving, about 20 at a time, while feeding 100 metres offshore at Trevone Bay SW888761.
26/1/05 A fresh underweight clean dead Guillemot was found on the beach at Watergate SW8464
26/1/05 At least 2 Harbour Porpoises were among feeding gulls in rough seas just south of Widemouth SS197022
28/1/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were in Sennen Bay SW3526 during the morning.
28/1/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen just outside Sennen Harbour SW350263 at 1430 hrs.
30/1/05 4 Harbour Porpoises in groups of two, one and one, were seen ½ to 1 Km offshore between Porthgwarra SW371216 and Porthcurno SW387222 from 1400 to 1500 hrs.
30/1/05 A pod of about 20 dolphins was seen off harlyn Bay SW8775
31/1/05 At least 5 Harbour Porpoises were seen feeding beneath Gannets ½ to 1 Km off Porthgwarra SW371216
31/1/05 58 Grey Seals, including 6 pups, were hauled out on the beach near Buckator SX117934
31/1/05 A female Grey Seal surfaced several times off Charlestown
31/1/05 A large Grey Seal was watch feeding amongst kelp gullies at Zone Point SW850310. First seen at 0900 hrs and was seen again at 2000 hrs. It was seen to catch Ballan Wrasse and Pollack
1/2/05 2 adult Grey Seals were seen playing 20 metres offshore in a 2ft swell at Boobyís bay SW857754
1/2/05 A young grey seal, just getting adult coat colour, was seen 400 metres from the waters edge on the last tide line near the cliff at Polzeath SW934795. It was alert but looked tired and seemed to be resting. There were several dogs and walkers on the beach so a watch was kept from a reasonable distance for 2 hours until the seal moved 200 metres down the beach to meet the incoming tide, as the beach became quiet
2/2/05 A dolphin which had stranded at the waters edge was successfully re-floated at 0645 hrs at Porthminster Beach SW521401 St Ives.
2/2/05 A 1½ ft long Kempís Ridley was found alive but in a poor condition at the waters edge at Carbis Bay SW529389. Emergency care was given and the Blue Reef Aquarium agreed to take the malnourished and exhausted turtle in for rehabilitation. Turtles in similar condition have been successfully rehabilitated there in recent years and have been flown abroad to where they are normally found for their release.
2/2/05 4 Bottlenose Dolphins were leaping and swimming around a sailboat, ďTempoĒ, off St Anthony Head SW846311, at 1530 hrs. The boat stopped as soon as the dolphins were spotted and they seemed to be happy to swim and play around it.
3/2/05 Unfortunately the Kemps Ridley found on the 2nd February, died at the Blue Reef Aquarium today. It was a female, malnourished and
de-hydrated, and the shell was covered in a thin layer of green/brown/black algae, A small organism, possibly a parasite, was visible near the centre of the shell. It had an infection, denoted by a pinkish colour of the costal scales. It was collected for post mortem at University of Exeter on Cornwall.
3/2/05 6 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Botallack SW361338 at 1600 hrs. At the same time a pod of fairly large dolphins was seen heading south about 2 miles offshore, too far off to be sure of the species.
3/2/05 A pod of dolphins, thought to be Common Dolphins, was seen heading south east in Fal Bay at 1515 hrs.
5/2/05 The skull and front half of a dolphin carcass, very decomposed, was found on the wreck of the ďAlice MarieĒ about 80ft down nearly two miles south of St. Michaels Mount in Mountís Bay SW4723. The carcass seemed to have been cleanly severed
6/2/05 A pod of dolphins, behaving like Common Dolphins, but too far off for positive identification, were seen about 1 mile off St. Anthony Head SW846311 at 1545 hrs They were too distant also to be sure of numbers, but there were at least 5
6/2/05 A large Grey Seal was seen swimming and appeared to be feeding in the sheltered cove at Penberth SW404226 from 1500 to 1700 hrs
6/2/05 2 Grey Seals were in the surf at Carbis Bay SW527393
6/2/05 A single dolphin was seen to breach several times well out in the bay off Charlestown SX050510
8/2/05 4 harbour Porpoises were seen between Porthcurno SW387222 and Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1430 hrs. They were a group of 2 and two single animals, from 500 to 1000 metres offshore.
9/2/05 3 Common Dolphins, 2 adults and a juvenile, were seen travelling fast westward off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 0900 hrs, and 2 Harbour Porpoises going west at 0950 hrs.
9/2/05 A female Grey Seal was seen offshore at high tide at Longrock SW506311
10/2/05 A large resident, dark and wrinkled bull Grey Seal was seen off lower Porthpean SX033507 chasing off an intruder, lighter coloured, almost salmon pink, unwrinkled male of the same size, and appeared to be protecting his patch.
11/2/05 2 harbour porpoises recently washed up in Bovisand Bay SX490506 has brought the total number of strandings in Devon up to 19 since November last year, 10 so far this year. 10 Common Dolphins, 6 Harbour Porpoises and 3 unidentified carcasses
14/2/05 A family of Bottlenose Dolphins, male, female and juvenile, joined a trip boat off St. Anthony Head SW846311 at 1430 hrs and they were bow riding the boat while hunting and feeding for 10 miles heading south west, toward Nare Head at 1630 hrs. One of the adults had a white spot on the left side of its dorsal, and a pale patch on its belly.
15/2/05 3 dolphins were seen from the cliffs at Polperro SX212508 at 1030 hrs. They were heading west toward Fowey about 200 to 300 metres offshore.
15/2/05 A pod of about 6 dolphins was seen off Larrick Rock SX191501 heading west. They followed the coast line around Lantic Bay
15/2/05 A pod of dolphins was seen at the entrance of Fowey Harbour SX125515
16/2/05 2 Active and healthy dolphins were seen off Tintagel Castle SX047890
16/2/05 A fairly fresh Grey Seal carcass was found at Longrock SW498317 about 100 metres off the car park. Itís eyes were missing.
16/2/05 A pod of 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Loe Bar SW643242 at 1130 hrs moving fast, north west toward Porthleven Harbour mouth SW626255 where they stayed until 1215 hrs The adults were jumping clear of the water and feeding beneath gulls in a calm sea and a juvenile in the pod was clearly seen to be bow riding one of the adults.
16/2/05 The carcass of a Grey Seal was found high up on the tide line on pebbles opposite Plumb Island SV919170 on St Martins Isles of Scilly
17/2/05 A fairly fresh Grey Seal carcass was found at Phillack Towans SW555391. The head and flippers were missing.
17/2/05 A pod of 8 Common Dolphins were bow riding a trip boat 5 miles south of Nare Head SW800247 from 1700 to 1715 hrs.
19/2/05 A Grey Seal was off Stepper Point SW915785 watching the observers on the coast.
19/2/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen travelling west off The Minack Theatre SW387220 and 4 more were feeding off Logan Rock SW396219 at 1230 hrs.
19/2/05 A Harbour Porpoise was watched for 10 minutes in St. Austell Bay off Black Head SX040483
20/2/05 A 4ft long cetacean was watched swimming in circles in Mylor harbour SW820353 until it became stranded. Members of the public put it back in the water and it was last seen milling around in the harbour.
20/2/05 At least 2 Harbour Porpoises were feeding with 30 or more Gannets just offshore from Charlestown Lookout Station SX046516
21/2/05 A Grey Seal was seen to toss a fish in the air and catch it in itís mouth  off carlyon Bay Car Park SX060515. The fish was as long as the male seals head.
21/2/05 A pod of at least 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 juveniles, were off Praa Sands SW5728 between 0830 and 0850 hrs. They were hunting and feeding in calm seas beneath gulls. Then slowly headed northwest into Mounts Bay led by one of the juveniles.
21/2/05 A pod of about 15 dolphins was seen travelling south east off Trewavas Head SW596264. There were Shags and Gulls in the area.
21/1/05 2 Grey Seals, thought to be male and female, were watched for ½ hour west of Pendower Beach SW890375
22/2/05 A pod of 10 or more dolphins gave a fantastic display off Wheal Coats, Chapel Porth SW696495 before heading off at speed.
22/2/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen heading south west off pendennis Gead SW826315 at 1730 hrs
22/2/05 A Grey Seal was seen heading east just offshore at Penzance SW475295
23/2/05 A pod of Dolphins was seen at Sennen Cove at 0740 hrs.
23/2/05 There were at Least 2 Harbour Porpoises behind the Cowloe Rocks Sennen SW348266 at 1145 hrs.
25/2/05 A Leatherback Turtle, 2 to 2½ metres long was seen off Constantine SW856743 in calm seas at low water with the tide on the turn.
26/2/05 2 Grey Seals were seen off Mousehoe swimming Pool SW475259
27/2/05 20 Grey Seals were seen in Nanjizal Bay SW3523
27/1/05 At least 4 Harbour Porpoises were feeding close inshore at Charlestown SX041515 with 20 or more Gannets and 15 or more Razorbills.
28/2/05 12 Bottlenose Dolphins were feeding in Whitesand Bay, Sennen SW3526 for over an hour from 1145 to 1300 hrs
28/2/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen south of the Brisons SW340301
28/2/05 A female Grey Seal was seen swimming between mud banks high up the River Fal off Malpas SW845429 at very low water
1/3/05 A large female Grey Seal was seen in the surf off Portscatho SW884365
2/3/05 A 157Kg Thresher Shark was caught 3 miles offshore in Fal Bay SW8028 and sold on Newlyn Market. It was caught by aboard 7.5 metre long netting vessel Peter John II out of Falmouth
2/2/05 A large male Grey Seal was seen swimming around Killyvarder Rock SX083522 in Par bay. As the tide came in and the rock submerged the seal swam away westward.
3/3/05 A pod of 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was off St Ives Island SW521411 at 1400 hrs. At 1430 three of the adults left the area and the remaining adult started pushing the calf around, toward the surface, rolling it onto itís back, tail slapping it and jumping onto it. The calf did not appear to be attempting to escape and was flipped partially out of the water a few times. This went on for 90 minutes and at 1645 hrs the three other adults returned to the area but showed no interest in the other dolphin and calf, but were feeding nearby on a food source that was attracting the attention of seabirds. The three moved off again for a while, but soon returned to the food source. During this time the other adult continued its interaction with the calf. Choppy seas made sighting   difficult and the observer was not eventually sure that the smaller animal was a calf and not a Harbour Porpoise. The dolphins were not seen after 1700 hrs.
3/3/05 A rare Slipper Lobster was accidentally caught at 80 fathoms about 100 miles south of Penzance recently and realizing its rarity the crew of the fishing boat kept it alive in a bucket and brought it ashore and presented it to the Blue Reef Aquarium at Newquay.
6/3/05 Three dolphins, thought to be Bottlenose, were seen leaping around in the Carrick Roads SW8334.
6/3/05 A Grey Seal was spotted in the water off Godrevy SW579431
7/3/05 A pod of at least 6 harbour porpoises including 1 juvenile, was feeding under a barrage of diving gannets, gulls, guillemots and razorbills 1½ miles south of Tater du SW440230 at 1500 hrs. They came close to a boat but appeared not to be disturbed by its presence. Half an hour later and 1½ miles further south there were 3 more adult porpoises feeding under a frenzied mob of seabirds
8/3/05 8 Harbour Porpoises were seen feeding, followed by gulls, about a mile off Penzance in Mounts Bay SW4723
8/3/05 A pod of about 15 Common Dolphins was seen heading south 1km off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1330 hrs and 2 Harbour porpoises were off the cove at 1345 hrs.
9/3/05 60 or more Common Dolphins were seen travelling west off Porthgwarra at 1100 hrs, and at least 7 Harbour porpoises were in the Runnelstone area SW369200 between 1100 and 1200 hrs in groups of 2. 2. and 3.
10/3/05 A pod of 6 to 8 Common Dolphins was seen heading slowly east off Gwennap Head SW365217 at 1100 hrs and 5 Harbour Porpoises were in the Runnelstone area SW369200, 3 in the tide race and 2 further out toward the Wolf Rock.
10/3/05 A pod of 8 or more Rissoís Dolphins was watched for 45 minutes from 1250 to 1335 hrs about 3 miles off Portreath in position 50º18.20N 05º17.50W. They appeared to be travelling north east with the flood tide and interacting with fishing gear, ground bait and fish oil deployed at the time while pelagic long lining. 4 or more metres long, grey with lighter patches and scratch scars on the body and tall dorsal fins, one was spyhopping, and some were seen feeding on fish waste on the surface.
12/3/05 A headless dead porpoise was found at Peppercombe SS380241. Although not fresh it was in a reasonable state and hadnít been bashed about in the surf, so the head probably came off by pther means. Thia stranding make the total for Devon since 1st November 2004 to 24. 12 Common Dolphins, 9 Harbour porpoises, and 3 unidentified small cetaceans
13/3/05 A large Basking Shark was seen heading east off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1000 hrs
13/3/05 A pod of about 14 Bottlenose Dolphins was near the August Rock SW795270 near the mouth of the Helford River at 1430 hrs, leaping and throwing fish into the air. The pod included 2 large males and a female with an infant. They came close to a small R.I.B. and 2 kayaks and were circling a snorkeller.. They stayed for about an hour and then disappeared.
13/3/05 A pod of about 5 dolphins was spotted ¼ mile off the Polruan N.C.I Station SX122508 at 0823 hrs in a calm sea.
13/3/05 6 Harbour Porpoises were within a 1km radius of Gwennap Head SW365217 in groups of 3, 2, and 1 from 1100 to 1130 hrs and 2 dolphins, thought to be Commons, were lounging about on the surface.
14/3/05  Greenpeace protesters have found 3 dead dolphins with their stomachs cut open floating at sea off the south west. Campaigners say the stomachs are likely to be slit open by fishermen in an effort to make them sink out of sight. They were found 40 miles south of Plymouth after Greenpeace volunteers in inflatable boats had disrupted pair trawling. .
17/3/05 A Grey Seal was seen heading south westerly100 to 150 ft offshore at Swanpool Beach SW803313 from 1755 to 1803. A Grey Seal had been seen in that area over the last few days by local café staff between 1600 and 1800 hrs.
18/3/05 A 20 ft Basking Shark came alongside fishing boat Silver Queen, 3 miles off Cadgwith SW722142.
19/3/05 A pod of about 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading west off Mutton Cove SW585433 passing between Godrevy Island and Godrevy Point into St. Ives Bay
19/3/05 A pod of about 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was spotted off Godrevy Cove SW580248 at 1530 hrs, heading west into St. Ives Bay. They were later seen passing Hayle Estuary and later at 1800 hrs moving around St Ives Island SW520413 into Porthmeor Beach SW515410. Small fish could be seen being flicked into the air by the dolphins, which were fairly active at the surface the whole time.
19/3/05 A pod of about 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was watched surfing with human surfers at Gwithian Towans SW579411 at 1530 hrs.
19/3/05 A Grey Seal was spotted just west of St. Michaelís Mount SW511302
20/3/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen heading south off the rumps SW933814
20/3/05 3 Grey Seals were seen bottling off Zennor SW4640
20/3/05 3 dolphins were spotted heading west off the coast between St Agnes and Porthtowan SW490690 during the afternoon
20/3/05 A pod of at least 7 Bottlenose Dolphins including one juvenile was seen feeding and slowly moving eastwards through the channel between Godrevy Island SW576435 and the mainland at 1740 hrs. A pair had been seen moving west through the channel about an hour earlier.
20/3/05 A Grey Seal was watched from the beach at Portnadler Bay SX245517 from 1300 to 1500 hrs. It was surfacing every 6 minutes or so in the same area and remaining on the surface for about 1 minute each time.
A cormorant was also feeding in the immediate vicinity
20/3/05 A pod of about 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading briskly westward off Newdowns Head SW704517
20/3/05 A Grey Seal was seen swimming back and forth in the bay ay Nanjizal SW358236. It was about a metre long and playing with seaweed.
22/3/05 3 dolphins, possibly Bottlenose, were seen at the edge of the bay at Sennen. SW3526. Two jumped clear of the water and all three were watched as they porpoises northwards across the bay toward Cape Cornwall.
22/3/05 A Grey Seal was seen swimming at the surface, 10ft from the beach at Sennen Cove SW3526
22/3/05 The carcass of a dead, very decomposed Pilot Whale was found washed up just north of Sprey Point near Teignmouth SX940730. It was about 4.5 metres long with no obvious wounds and due to location, size, and state of the animal there will be no post mortem.
22/3/05 A large pod of dolphins, at least 75 in number, including some juveniles, was seen heading west off St. Agnes Head, SW697515. A stationary observer watched for 15 minutes as they went past and others followed as the observer walked westward on the coast path.
They were too distant to be sure of species but were described as 2 to 3 metres long and light grey/ brown in colour. Many sea birds were in attendance.
24/3/05 A Seal was seen in St. Mawes Harbour. It had a very round head so may have been a Common Seal.
25/3/05 2 Grey Seals were seen off Pedn-men-du SW347262, in the bay where the vessel Mulheim stranded. There was a group of divers in the water at the same time.
25/3/05 A Pilot Whale was seen by a surfer 50 yds beyond the breakline between Gwithian Beach SW5742 and Godrevy. The 12ft long whale was breaking water 30 yds from the surfer, and heading north east..
26/3/05 A Grey Seal was sighted at the mouth of the river Plym off Mount Batten SX486534 at 1330 hrs.
27/3/05 2 Harbour porpoises were seen off Lands End SW341253 during the morning
27/3/05 47 Grey Seals were hauled out on rocks and the beach at the base of Beeny Cliff SX117931. Several juveniles were present.
27/3/05 A pod of 6 adult and 2 juvenile Bottlenose dolphins was seen heading slowly east between East Shag Rock SX931627 and Thatcher Rock SX944629 in Torbay from 1630 to 1642 hrs
28/3/05 A po of 6 adult Bottlenose dolphins was seen at 1703 hrs between Thatcher point SX943631 and Meadfoot Beach SX930630, travelling quickly east.
28/3/05 A pod of dolphins was seen off S. Agnes SW697515
30/3/05 A Grey Seal was seen close to shore feeding on fish from inshore nets at Constantine Bay SW858745.It was a fine day with a slight swell and light offshore wind and surfers were in the water.
30/3/05 7 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Porthleven Harbour SW626255
31/3/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose dolphins were seen heading west off Crooklets Beach, Bude, SS200071. Watched by many observers on the beach they were leaping out of the water as they went
31/3/05 A pod of about 12 Common Dolphins were seen feeding off mackerel about ½ mile east of Penlee Point SW473269 at 0945 hrs.
31/3/05 5 Harbour Porpoises were seen heading slowly south west off Cambeak SX129968 at 1500 hrs. They were about ½ mile offshore and birds were diving so the porpoises were possibly feeding.
31/3/05 A pod of 30 or more Bottlenose Dolphins was spotted about 2 to 3 km north west of Baggy Point SS419406 at 1830 hrs. They were spread out over an area of 2 km by 1 km, slowly heading southwest in groups of 3 and 4.
31/3/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen 300 metres south of Baggy Point SS419406 at 1845 and another was seen 100 metres off the north end of Saunton Sands SS4335 a little later
1/4/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen outside Porthleven Harbour SW626225
1/4/05 A pod of 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Gunwallow Cove  SW661204 at 1100 hrs, for about 10 minutes.
1/4/05 A Grey Seal was seen heading for Polkerris SX080520 as it crossed Par Bay.
2/4/05 A pod of up to 13 Bottlenose dolphins 2 to 3 metres long stayed with a boat for 10 minutes, heading west in Lyme bay SY1070, bow riding and swimming under the boat.
2/4/05 3 or 4 dolphins, thought to be Bottlenose, were bow riding a yacht between Dartmouth and Weymouth in Lyme Bay  SY3060
3/4/05 2 Common Dolphins were spotted from a yacht in Lyme Bay SY 3060
3/4/05 A pod of 30 or more Bottlenose Dolphins, including 3 or 4 juveniles, was cruising around, possibly feeding, in Newquay Bay SW8162 travelling slowly north. They came close to a boat for a quick play.
4/4/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen travelling west50 metres offshore at Porthgwarra at 0930 hrs.
5/4/05 A small whale, possibly a Pilot Whale, was seen in choppy seas off Porthgwarra SW371216 during the morning.
5/4/05 A pod of 12 to 20 Bottlenose Dolphins was in Bideford Bay off Staunton Down SS425383. They were close inshore but spread over a wide area, jumping clear of the water heading south, at 1130 hrs.
5/4/05 A 12 to 14 ft Basking Shark was viewed from Halzephron Cliff SW6521 heading southeast. A grey Seal and Gulls were in the area.
6/4/05 A 2metre long Grey Seal was stealing mackerel off anglers hooks at Porthkerris SW806226
6/4/05 20 or more Grey Seals were seen at Godrevy SW585433
7/4/05 A male Grey Seal surfaced once just offshore at Lower porthpean SX035506
11/4/05 An adult Harbour Porpoise was seen feeding off Berry Head SX948567 at 0910 hrs.
11/4/05 5 or 6 Harbour Porpoises were seen heading east a mile off Downderry SX315538 in flat calm conditions
11/4/05 A pod of 4 or 5 dolphins were watched by holidaymakers at Boobyís Bay SW8575 as they headed eastward following the coast just offshore.
11/4/05 A pod of about 7 dolphins was seen travelling east off Coverack SW783182. They were described as being black on top, with white belly and sharp divide. The sea was calm but there was no breaching
11/4/05 A large Grey Seal was seen feeding in the shallow bay and off the headland at Beagles Point SW767165, from 1230 to 1415 hrs.
11/4/05 A pod of 4 or more Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Cudden Point Sw548275 at 1000 hrs
12/4/05 8 to 10 Common Dolphins were seen heading north 500 yds off Berry Head SX9485667
12/4/05 A pod of 12 to 14 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 of 3 juveniles, was seen travelling slowly south off Watcombe Beach Babbacombe Bay SX927674 at 1500 hrs
13/4/05 A large black seal was watched off Baggy Point SS419406 at 1300 hrs eating a fish, when a flock of gulls was noticed about ½ mile offshore and beneath them spread out in a line 100metres long about a dozen Common Dolphins, they then circled in an area of about 100m diameter, moving fast with a lot of jumping possibly chasing fish. 3 were young ones keeping close to their mothers. After 50 minutes they all moved off toward the north west.
13/4/05 A large pod of 50 or more dolphins were spotted about 4 km out in Bideford Bay SS4333 close to the mouth of the Taw/Torridge Estuary. Too far off to identify, but described as being 3 to 4 metres long with an obvious beak, but a larger animal was observed in the pod which was black with a white belly and no beak and a tall sickle shaped dorsal fin. All were noted leaping, including the large animal, which made a few shallow leaps.
13/4/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen 1½ km off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1030 hrs
15/4/05 Two Common Dolphins were seen swimming in circles in shallow water off Porthminster Beach SW521401 St. Ives at 1330 hrs. They appeared to be reluctant to move offshore, and a watch was kept in case they became stranded. However they eventually disappeared and were not seen again.
16/4/05 3 Grey Seals were seen at Fishing Cove, Godrevy SW596429. 2 adults and a young one. One of the adults had quite a chunk out of the side of its neck. Looks like it came worst off in a fight. The young one had some sort of collar around its neck, which was too tight and cutting into its fir. Observer has been asked to contact the Seal Sanctuary.
16/4/05 A small dolphin wes seen heading north in the Fal Estuary SX8132. Just the fin was seen, there was no breaching.
16/4/05 A pod of 20 to 80 dolphins was seen midway between the Isles of Scilly and Landís End. Too far off to identify the species, but 10 large splashes could be seen at once, over an area of maybe 300 metres.
17/4/05 A pod of at least 8 dolphins was seen diving and jumping as they made their way out of the Salcombe Estuary SX7336. The observer was disturbed by the way boats were sailing into the path of the dolphins without regard to safety.
19/4/05 A pod of dolphins was seen playing in the waves off Porthleven  SW626255 at 1100 hrs.
19/4/05 A pod of at least 6 Bottlenose Dolphins, with possibly one smaller juvenile, was watched for an hour as they proceeded continually west with no breaching or playful behaviour from Porthleven SW626255 to Rinsey Head SW589269 and later pass Praa Sands SW5729
21/4/05 Three Basking Sharks were seen off Cadgwith SW722142. The were from 15 to 25 ft long, and a pod of 20 or more dolphins was seen off Lizard Point SW694115
21/4/05 A 15ft Basking Shark was found dead entangled in a fishing net about 20 miles offshore from Cadgwith When the fisherman released it the carcass sank.
23/4/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 at 1930 hrs. As they departed they headed west.
23/4/05 An 18ft Basking Shark was seen heading east off the South Pier Penzance SW476303 at 1530 hrs.
23/4/05 4 Bottlenose Dolphins were cruising around in the surf with surfers at Gwithian SW579411 about 600 metres off the Red River outlet, during the late morning, and then headed west across the bay.
23/4/05 2 Harbour porpoise were seen heading south just outside Penzance Harbour SW476303 late morning.
23/4/05 A 7 metre Basking Shark was seen outside Penzance Harbour SW476303 just after midday
24/4/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen just off the north quay of Newquay Harbour SW807621
26/4/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were playing just outside Penzance Harbour for 3 hours today before heading off east across the bay.
26/4/05 A large female Grey Seal was seen feeding leisurely in Porthmellon Bay SX020440. It had come around Chapel Point and soon headed north toward Mevagissey
29/4/05 A pod of at least 30 Common Dolphins crisscrossed and breached around an inflatable boat a mile south of Tater du SW440230 for 20 minutes just before noon. There were all sizes, from large old adults to a tiny calf that blew a high-pitched squeal as it breached and spun past the stern of the boat.
1/5/05 A Small Basking Shark was seen off the Minack Theatre SW387220
2/5/05 A pod of about 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading north in Newquay Bay  SW8062. They were 2½ metres long
3/5/05 7 dolphins were seen about 4 miles off Padstow SW919754 during the afternoon. There was no breaching so only the fins were seen.
3/5/05 Two Rissoís Dolphins were seen in Coverack Bay SW783182 for about an hour in the early afternoon heading slowly south
4/5/05 2 or 3, 5ft long dolphins were bow riding a catamaran as it rounded the Lizard SW694115 during the morning They had grey backs with pale underbelly.
5/5/05 A pod of about 20 Bottlenose Dolphins was watched for 10 minutes off Porthleven SW626255 without any playful activity when the split into 2 groups, one heading west and eventually followed by the other group with much breaching
5/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen ½ mile north of Sennen Cove SW3526 during the morning.
6/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen off Blackhead Point SW779162
6/5/05 A 20cn long John Dory, Zeus faber, seemed content having 5 divers hover around it for a few minutes at ďBizzies reef in Gerrans Bay SW8937
7/5/05 2 Rissoís Dolphins were seen heading west off Lamorna SW451241 at 1300 hrs, and were seen later off Penberth SW404226 and Porthgwarra SW371216
8/5/05 The police, coastguard, National Seal Sanctuary and British Divers Marine Life Rescue Unit were contacted regarding jet skiers harassing a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins off St Ives SW5241 today. The police removed the jet skiers from the water.
8/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen off Blackhead Point SW779162
9/5/05 A fishing boat off St Ives SW5241 was purposefully driven at speed through a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins repeatedly while sounding its hornin some kind of attempt to scare them away. The incident was captured on film which has been handed to the police.
10/5/05 Three more rescued Grey Seal pups were released from the National Seal Sanctuary back to the wild at Porthtowan SW690482 early this morning. Shortly afterwards a pod of at least 5 Bottlenose Dolphins rapidly crossed cove heading east with a small amount of surface activity.
10/5/05 There was a 14ft Basking Shark off Botallack SW361338 at 1615 hrs.
11/5/05 A pod of 5 dolphins was seen heading south in groups of 2 and 3, about 200 to 300 yards offshore at the mouth of The Tidna Valley SS196150. They were feeding accompanied by gulls. Described as being large, dark grey or black, they were probably Bottlenose dolphins.
14/5/05 10 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen at Sennen Cove SW3526 during the evening
14/5/05 A large male Grey Seal surfaced about 1 Km off Carlyon Bay SX067520. It was molested by a Seagull and soon dived out of sight.
15/5/05 7 or 8 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 St Ives from 1700 hrs to 2020 hrs
16/5/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 at 1700 hrs by a trainee lifeguard on a paddleboard, but they were scared off by an approaching boat and headed west.
16/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen to breach off Landís End near the Longships Lighthouse SW320253 between 1600 and 1700 hrs.
17/5/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Combe Martin SS5748
17/5/05  8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including one juvenile were seen at the mouth of the River Fal SW8332  during the morning.
17/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen to breach in the same area as yesterday off Landís End SW320253 and at about the same time
2/3/05 A 157Kg Thresher Shark was caught 3 miles offshore in Fal Bay SW8028 and sold on Newlyn Market. It was caught by aboard 7.5 metre long netting vessel Peter John II out of Falmouth
3/3/05 A pod of 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was off St Ives Island SW521411 at 1400 hrs. At 1430 three of the adults left the area and the remaining adult started pushing the calf around, toward the surface, rolling it onto itís back, tail slapping it and jumping onto it. The calf did not appear to be attempting to escape and was flipped partially out of the water a few times. This went on for 90 minutes and at 1645 hrs the three other adults returned to the area but showed no interest in the other dolphin and calf, but were feeding nearby on a food source that was attracting the attention of seabirds. The three moved off again for a while, but soon returned to the food source. During this time the other adult continued its interaction with the calf. Choppy seas made sighting   difficult and the observer was not eventually sure that the smaller animal was a calf and not a Harbour Porpoise. The dolphins were not seen after 1700 hrs.
3/3/05 A rare Slipper Lobster was accidentally caught at 80 fathoms about 100 miles south of Penzance recently and realizing its rarity the crew of the fishing boat kept it alive in a bucket and brought it ashore and presented it to the Blue Reef Aquarium at Newquay.
6/3/05 Three dolphins, thought to be Bottlenose, were seen leaping around in the Carrick Roads SW8334.
6/3/05 6 Harbour Porpoises were feeding just off Charlestown SX045516, but no Gannets were present
7/3/05 10 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Polkerris SX090520. They were large adults, almost dolphin size
7/3/05 A pod of at least 6 harbour porpoises including 1 juvenile, was feeding under a barrage of diving gannets, gulls, guillemots and razorbills 1½ miles south of Tater du SW440230 at 1500 hrs. They came close to a boat but appeared not to be disturbed by its presence. Half an hour later and 1½ miles further south there were 3 more adult porpoises feeding under a frenzied mob of seabirds
8/3/05 8 Harbour Porpoises were seen feeding, followed by gulls, about a mile off Penzance in Mounts Bay SW4723
8/3/05 A pod of about 15 Common Dolphins was seen heading south 1km off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1330 hrs and 2 Harbour porpoises were off the cove at 1345 hrs.
9/3/05 60 or more Common Dolphins were seen travelling west off Porthgwarra at 1100 hrs, and at least 7 Harbour porpoises were in the Runnelstone area SW369200 between 1100 and 1200 hrs in groups of 2. 2. and 3.
10/3/05 A pod of 6 to 8 Common Dolphins was seen heading slowly east off Gwennap Head SW365217 at 1100 hrs and 5 Harbour Porpoises were in the Runnelstone area SW369200, 3 in the tide race and 2 further out toward the Wolf Rock.
10/3/05 A pod of 8 or more Rissoís Dolphins was watched for 45 minutes from 1250 to 1335 hrs about 3 miles off Portreath in position 50º18.20N 05º17.50W. They appeared to be travelling north east with the flood tide and interacting with fishing gear, ground bait and fish oil deployed at the time while pelagic long lining. 4 or more metres long, grey with lighter patches and scratch scars on the body and tall dorsal fins, one was spyhopping, and some were seen feeding on fish waste on the surface.
12/3/05 A headless dead porpoise was found at Peppercombe SS380241. Although not fresh it was in a reasonable state and hadnít been bashed about in the surf, so the head probably came off by pther means. Thia stranding make the total for Devon since 1st November 2004 to 24. 12 Common Dolphins, 9 Harbour porpoises, and 3 unidentified small cetaceans
13/3/05 A large Basking Shark was seen heading east off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1000 hrs
13/3/05 A pod of about 14 Bottlenose Dolphins was near the August Rock SW795270 near the mouth of the Helford River at 1430 hrs, leaping and throwing fish into the air. The pod included 2 large males and a female with an infant. They came close to a small R.I.B. and 2 kayaks and were circling a snorkeller.. They stayed for about an hour and then disappeared.
13/3/05 A pod of about 5 dolphins was spotted ¼ mile off the Polruan N.C.I Station SX122508 at 0823 hrs in a calm sea.
13/3/05 6 Harbour Porpoises were within a 1km radius of Gwennap Head SW365217 in groups of 3, 2, and 1 from 1100 to 1130 hrs and 2 dolphins, thought to be Commons, were lounging about on the surface.
14/3/05  Greenpeace protesters have found 3 dead dolphins with their stomachs cut open floating at sea off the south west. Campaigners say the stomachs are likely to be slit open by fishermen in an effort to make them sink out of sight. They were found 40 miles south of Plymouth after Greenpeace volunteers in inflatable boats had disrupted pair trawling. .
18/3/05 A 20 ft Basking Shark came alongside fishing boat Silver Queen, 3 miles off Cadgwith SW722142.
19/3/05 A pod of about 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading west off Mutton Cove SW585433 passing between Godrevy Island and Godrevy Point into St. Ives Bay
19/3/05 A pod of about 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was spotted off Godrevy Cove SW580248 at 1530 hrs, heading west into St. Ives Bay. They were later seen passing Hayle Estuary and later at 1800 hrs moving around St Ives Island SW520413 into Porthmeor Beach SW515410. Small fish could be seen being flicked into the air by the dolphins, which were fairly active at the surface the whole time.
19/3/05 A pod of about 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was watched surfing with human surfers at Gwithian Towans SW579411 at 1530 hrs.
20/3/05 3 dolphins were spotted heading west off the coast between St Agnes and Porthtowan SW490690 during the afternoon
20/3/05 A pod of at least 7 Bottlenose Dolphins including one juvenile was seen feeding and slowly moving eastwards through the channel between Godrevy Island SW576435 and the mainland at 1740 hrs. A pair had been seen moving west through the channel about an hour earlier.
20/3/05 A Grey Seal was watched from the beach at Portnadler Bay SX245517 from 1300 to 1500 hrs. It was surfacing every 6 minutes or so in the same area and remaining on the surface for about 1 minute each time.
A cormorant was also feeding in the immediate vicinity
20/3/05 A pod of about 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading briskly westward off Newdowns Head SW704517
20/3/05 A Grey Seal was seen swimming back and forth in the bay ay Nanjizal SW358236. It was about a metre long and playing with seaweed.
20/3/05 A lone Harbour Porpoise was basking at the surface and occasionally diving at Polkerris SX093521. It was so close to the jetty that anglers were casting their lines beyond it
22/3/05 3 dolphins, possibly Bottlenose, were seen at the edge of the bay at Sennen. SW3526. Two jumped clear of the water and all three were watched as they porpoises northwards across the bay toward Cape Cornwall.
22/3/05 A Grey Seal was seen swimming at the surface, 10ft from the beach at Sennen Cove SW3526
22/3/05 The carcass of a dead, very decomposed Pilot Whale was found washed up just north of Sprey Point near Teignmouth SX940730. It was about 4.5 metres long with no obvious wounds and due to location, size, and state of the animal there will be no post mortem.
22/3/05 A large pod of dolphins, at least 75 in number, including some juveniles, was seen heading west off St. Agnes Head, SW697515. A stationary observer watched for 15 minutes as they went past and others followed as the observer walked westward on the coast path.
They were too distant to be sure of species but were described as 2 to 3 metres long and light grey/ brown in colour. Many sea birds were in attendance.
25/3/05 2 Grey Seals were seen off Pedn-men-du SW347262, in the bay where the vessel Mulheim stranded. There was a group of divers in the water at the same time.
25/3/05 A Pilot Whale was seen by a surfer 50 yds beyond the breakline between Gwithian Beach SW5742 and Godrevy. The 12ft long whale was breaking water 30 yds from the surfer, and heading north east..
26/3/05 A Grey Seal was sighted at the mouth of the river Plym off Mount Batten SX486534 at 1330 hrs.
27/3/05 2 Harbour porpoises were seen off Lands End SW341253 during the morning
27/3/05 47 Grey Seals were hauled out on rocks and the beach at the base of Beeny Cliff SX117931. Several juveniles were present.
27/3/05 A pod of 6 adult and 2 juvenile Bottlenose dolphins was seen heading slowly east between East Shag Rock SX931627 and Thatcher Rock SX944629 in Torbay from 1630 to 1642 hrs
27/3/05 2 Harbour Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding in Par Bay SXSX088523  north of Polkerris. Seabirds were also feeding.
28/3/05 A heavily whiskered Grey Seal was just offshore at Porthpean SX033507 and a Harbour Porpoise carcass was found high up on the beach
28/3/05 A po of 6 adult Bottlenose dolphins was seen at 1703 hrs between Thatcher point SX943631 and Meadfoot Beach SX930630, travelling quickly east.
28/3/05 A pod of dolphins was seen off S. Agnes SW697515
29/3/05 At least 3 harbour Porpoises were feeding just offshore at Charlestown SX044514
30/3/05 A Grey Seal was seen close to shore feeding on fish from inshore nets at Constantine Bay SW858745.It was a fine day with a slight swell and light offshore wind and surfers were in the water.
30/3/05 7 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Porthleven Harbour SW626255
31/3/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose dolphins were seen heading west off Crooklets Beach, Bude, SS200071. Watched by many observers on the beach they were leaping out of the water as they went
31/3/05 A pod of about 12 Common Dolphins were seen feeding off mackerel about ½ mile east of Penlee Point SW473269 at 0945 hrs.
31/3/05 5 Harbour Porpoises were seen heading slowly south west off Cambeak SX129968 at 1500 hrs. They were about ½ mile offshore and birds were diving so the porpoises were possibly feeding.
31/3/05 A pod of 30 or more Bottlenose Dolphins was spotted about 2 to 3 km north west of Baggy Point SS419406 at 1830 hrs. They were spread out over an area of 2 km by 1 km, slowly heading southwest in groups of 3 and 4.
31/3/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen 300 metres south of Baggy Point SS419406 at 1845 and another was seen 100 metres off the north end of Saunton Sands SS4335 a little later
1/4/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen outside Porthleven Harbour SW626225
1/4/05 A pod of 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Gunwallow Cove  SW661204 at 1100 hrs, for about 10 minutes.
2/4/05 A pod of up to 13 Bottlenose dolphins 2 to 3 metres long stayed with a boat for 10 minutes, heading west in Lyme bay SY1070, bow riding and swimming under the boat.
2/4/05 3 or 4 dolphins, thought to be Bottlenose, were bow riding a yacht between Dartmouth and Weymouth in Lyme Bay  SY3060
3/4/05 2 Common Dolphins were spotted from a yacht in Lyme Bay SY 3060
3/4/05 A pod of 30 or more Bottlenose Dolphins, including 3 or 4 juveniles, was cruising around, possibly feeding, in Newquay Bay SW8162 travelling slowly north. They came close to a boat for a quick play.
4/4/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen travelling west50 metres offshore at Porthgwarra at 0930 hrs.
5/4/05 A small whale, possibly a Pilot Whale, was seen in choppy seas off Porthgwarra SW371216 during the morning.
5/4/05 A pod of 12 to 20 Bottlenose Dolphins was in Bideford Bay off Staunton Down SS425383. They were close inshore but spread over a wide area, jumping clear of the water heading south, at 1130 hrs.
5/4/05 A 12 to 14 ft Basking Shark was viewed from Halzephron Cliff SW6521 heading southeast. A grey Seal and Gulls were in the area.
6/4/05 A 2metre long Grey Seal was stealing mackerel off anglers hooks at Porthkerris SW806226
11/4/05 An adult Harbour Porpoise was seen feeding off Berry Head SX948567 at 0910 hrs.
11/4/05 5 or 6 Harbour Porpoises were seen heading east a mile off Downderry SX315538 in flat calm conditions
11/4/05 A pod of 4 or 5 dolphins were watched by holidaymakers at Boobyís Bay SW8575 as they headed eastward following the coast just offshore.
11/4/05 A pod of about 7 dolphins was seen travelling east off Coverack SW783182. They were described as being black on top, with white belly and sharp divide. The sea was calm but there was no breaching
11/4/05 A large Grey Seal was seen feeding in the shallow bay and off the headland at Beagles Point SW767165, from 1230 to 1415 hrs.
11/4/05 A pod of 4 or more Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Cudden Point Sw548275 at 1000 hrs
12/4/05 8 to 10 Common Dolphins were seen heading north 500 yds off Berry Head SX9485667
12/4/05 A pod of 12 to 14 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 of 3 juveniles, was seen travelling slowly south off Watcombe Beach Babbacombe Bay SX927674 at 1500 hrs
13/4/05 A large black seal was watched off Baggy Point SS419406 at 1300 hrs eating a fish, when a flock of gulls was noticed about ½ mile offshore and beneath them spread out in a line 100metres long about a dozen Common Dolphins, they then circled in an area of about 100m diameter, moving fast with a lot of jumping possibly chasing fish. 3 were young ones keeping close to their mothers. After 50 minutes they all moved off toward the north west.
13/4/05 A large pod of 50 or more dolphins were spotted about 4 km out in Bideford Bay SS4333 close to the mouth of the Taw/Torridge Estuary. Too far off to identify, but described as being 3 to 4 metres long with an obvious beak, but a larger animal was observed in the pod which was black with a white belly and no beak and a tall sickle shaped dorsal fin. All were noted leaping, including the large animal, which made a few shallow leaps.
13/4/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen 1½ km off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1030 hrs
15/4/05 Two Common Dolphins were seen swimming in circles in shallow water off Porthminster Beach SW521401 St. Ives at 1330 hrs. They appeared to be reluctant to move offshore, and a watch was kept in case they became stranded. However they eventually disappeared and were not seen again.
16/4/05 3 Grey Seals were seen at Fishing Cove, Godrevy SW596429. 2 adults and a young one. One of the adults had quite a chunk out of the side of its neck. Looks like it came worst off in a fight. The young one had some sort of collar around its neck, which was too tight and cutting into its fir. Observer has been asked to contact the Seal Sanctuary.
16/4/05 A small dolphin wes seen heading north in the Fal Estuary SX8132. Just the fin was seen, there was no breaching.
16/4/05 A pod of 20 to 80 dolphins was seen midway between the Isles of Scilly and Landís End. Too far off to identify the species, but 10 large splashes could be seen at once, over an area of maybe 300 metres.
17/4/05 A pod of at least 8 dolphins was seen diving and jumping as they made their way out of the Salcombe Estuary SX7336. The observer was disturbed by the way boats were sailing into the path of the dolphins without regard to safety.
19/4/05 A pod of dolphins was seen playing in the waves off Porthleven  SW626255 at 1100 hrs.
19/4/05 A pod of at least 6 Bottlenose Dolphins, with possibly one smaller juvenile, was watched for an hour as they proceeded continually west with no breaching or playful behaviour from Porthleven SW626255 to Rinsey Head SW589269 and later pass Praa Sands SW5729
19/4/05 At least 5 dolphins were seen heading NW 200 metres offshore at Porthleven SW626255 between 0930 and 0945 hrs.
21/4/05 Three Basking Sharks were seen off Cadgwith SW722142. The were from 15 to 25 ft long, and a pod of 20 or more dolphins was seen off Lizard Point SW694115
21/4/05 A 15ft Basking Shark was found dead entangled in a fishing net about 20 miles offshore from Cadgwith When the fisherman released it the carcass sank.
23/4/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 at 1930 hrs. As they departed they headed west.
23/4/05 An 18ft Basking Shark was seen heading east off the South Pier Penzance SW476303 at 1530 hrs.
23/4/05 4 Bottlenose Dolphins were cruising around in the surf with surfers at Gwithian SW579411 about 600 metres off the Red River outlet, during the late morning, and then headed west across the bay.
23/4/05 2 Harbour porpoise were seen heading south just outside Penzance Harbour SW476303 late morning.
23/4/05 A 7 metre Basking Shark was seen outside Penzance Harbour SW476303 just after midday
24/4/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen just off the north quay of Newquay Harbour SW807621
24/4/05 5 Harbour Porpoises were seen from the Stepper Point Lookout Station SW913783. It was a prolonged sighting over 2 watches.
25/4/05 6 Common Dolphins, including one juvenile, was seen hearing northwest in 2 groups off St. Ives Island SW522412
26/4/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were playing just outside Penzance Harbour for 3 hours today before heading off east across the bay.
29/4/05 A pod of at least 30 Common Dolphins crisscrossed and breached around an inflatable boat a mile south of Tater du SW440230 for 20 minutes just before noon. There were all sizes, from large old adults to a tiny calf that blew a high-pitched squeal as it breached and spun past the stern of the boat.
30/4/05 A Grey Seal was seen feeding off Porthkerris Point  SW806229 from 0800 to 0830 hrs
30/4/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen in Shipload Bay SS1344
1/5/05 A Small Basking Shark was seen off the Minack Theatre SW387220
1/5/05 5 Bottlenose Dolphins, including a juvenile, were seen off Porthreat SW698458 from 0820 to 0835 hrs
1/5/05 2 Grey Seals were in Newquay Harbour SW807621 in about 1 metre of water, begging fish from fishing boats
2/5/05 A pod of about 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading north in Newquay Bay  SW8062. They were 2½ metres long
3/5/05 7 dolphins were seen about 4 miles off Padstow SW919754 during the afternoon. There was no breaching so only the fins were seen.
3/5/05 Two Rissoís Dolphins were seen in Coverack Bay SW783182 for about an hour in the early afternoon heading slowly south
4/5/05 2 or 3, 5ft long dolphins were bow riding a catamaran as it rounded the Lizard SW694115 during the morning They had grey backs with pale underbelly.
4/5/05 3 Grey Seals were feeding and resting in Housel Bay SW7011 all day.
5/5/05 A pod of about 20 Bottlenose Dolphins was watched for 10 minutes off Porthleven SW626255 without any playful activity when they split into 2 groups, one heading west and eventually followed by the other group with much breaching
5/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen ½ mile north of Sennen Cove SW3526 during the morning.
6/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen off Blackhead Point SW779162
6/5/05 A 20cn long John Dory, Zeus faber, seemed content having 5 divers hover around it for a few minutes at ďBizzies reef in Gerrans Bay SW8937
6/5/05 4 Dolphins were seen off the Stepper Point Lookout Station SW9123783
7/5/05 3 Basking Sharks were seen off Newlands SW912918from the Stepper point Lookout
7/5/05 2 Rissoís Dolphins were seen heading west off Lamorna SW451241 at 1300 hrs, and were seen later off Penberth SW404226 and Porthgwarra SW371216
8/5/05 The police, coastguard, National Seal Sanctuary and British Divers Marine Life Rescue Unit were contacted regarding jet skiers harassing a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins off St Ives SW5241 today. The police removed the jet skiers from the water.
8/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen off Blackhead Point SW779162
8/5/05 A 12ft Basking Shark was seen heading west between Prawle Point SX771350 and Bolt Head SX725358 at 1700 hrs
9/5/05 A fishing boat off St Ives SW5241 was purposefully driven at speed through a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins repeatedly while sounding its hornin some kind of attempt to scare them away. The incident was captured on film which has been handed to the police.
10/5/05 Three more rescued Grey Seal pups were released from the National Seal Sanctuary back to the wild at Porthtowan SW690482 early this morning. Shortly afterwards a pod of at least 5 Bottlenose Dolphins rapidly crossed cove heading east with a small amount of surface activity.
10/5/05 There was a 14ft Basking Shark off Botallack SW361338 at 1615 hrs.
11/5/05 A pod of 5 dolphins was seen heading south in groups of 2 and 3, about 200 to 300 yards offshore at the mouth of The Tidna Valley SS196150. They were feeding accompanied by gulls. Described as being large, dark grey or black, they were probably Bottlenose dolphins.
14/5/05 10 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen at Sennen Cove SW3526 during the evening
14/5/05 3 Basking Sharks of 15 to 20ft long, came alongside a boat handlining for mackerel off Logan Rock SW396219
15/5/05 7 or 8 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 St Ives from 1700 hrs to 2020 hrs
15/5/05 A pod of at least 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen by Gig rowers at 1120 hrs in Hayle Estuary SW5439. They were around for 45 minutes but there was no breaching or much other surface activity.
15/5/05 A pod of about 8 Rissoís  Dolphins was seen heading north ½ mile off Nanjulian Cliff SW358288. 8 to 10 ft long with tall dorsal fins, one was very scared and almost white
16/5/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 at 1700 hrs by a trainee lifeguard on a paddleboard, but they were scared off by an approaching boat and headed west.
16/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen to breach off Landís End near the Longships Lighthouse SW320253 between 1600 and 1700 hrs.
16/5/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 3 sub-adults, were in Porthcurno Bay SW387222 for a while at about 1300 hrs. They were inactive and seemed quite lethargic.
17/5/05 A basking Shark was seen outside Looe Island SX2559
17/5/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Combe Martin SS5748
17/5/05  8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including one juvenile were seen at the mouth of the River Fal SW8332  during the morning.
17/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen to breach in the same area as yesterday off Landís End SW320253 and at about the same time
17/5/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins at the mouth of The Carrack Roads SW8334 at 1600 hrs were not playful but feeding. They moved into Fal Bay SW8028 and across to Gyllyngvase beach SW808318 and on toward Maenporth SW790296. One had a white patch on its dorsal fin and another significant notches on the dorsal. There was thought to be a juvenile in the pod
18/5/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Castle Beach, Falmouth SW815318 at 0630 hrs and again at 0830 hrs in the same area. Later the pod was bow riding a RIB on its way to St. Mawes SW855329
19/5/05 A single Bottlenose Dolphin was seen heading south in choppy seas 200 to 300 metres offshore at Meadfoot Beach Torquay SX930630
19/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen about ½ mile off Nanjulian Cliff SW358288
19/5/05 A Pilot Whale was seen off Hopeís Nose SX950637 at 1030 hrs
20/5/05 A pod of 50 to 100 Common Dolphins was seen heading south off Sharkham Head SX937546 at 1600 hrs
20/7/05 4 Basking Sharks feeding ½ a mile north of Stepper Point Lookout Station SW913783 were being harassed by sightseers in a RIB.
21/5/05 A 9 ft Basking Shark was seen off Gribba Point SW357301. It had a white area on itís head and a retinue of gulls as it wove itís way in and out of fishing nets ¼ mile offshore.
21/5/05 A 20ft Basking Shark came alongside a boat hand-lining for mackerel about ½ mile off Tater du SW440230
21/5/05 4 dolphins were swimming alongside and under a yacht off the Helford River mouth SW7926 for about 20 minutes from 1350 hrs
22/5/05 3 Basking Sharks were seen 100 metres off Lizard Point SW694115 at 1500 hrs.
22/5/05 A Grey Seal was seen 100 metres off Kemyel Crease SW457248 at 1100 hrs.
23/5/05 $ Six-Gilled Sharks were landed at Newlyn Market by beam trawler Jannie en Klass  There was a 1.7 metre long female and 3 males of 1.69M, 2M and 2.2 M
23/5/05 A large Grey Seal was bottling with just itís head above water for about an hour at midday, 20 yards from the quay at Lamorna Cove SW450240
23/5/05 A Basking Shark surrounded by 6 dolphins was seen off Porthleven SW626255 late morning, followed at a distance by an Orca
23/5/05 A Basking Shark accompanied by a large black dolphin was seen off Porthleven SW626255 at mid afternoon. Could this dolphin, in fact, be the Orca seen earlier in the day?
24/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen about ½ mile off Nanjulian Cliff SW358288
25/5/05 A small Basking Shark was seen from the Minack Cliff Theatre SW387220
26/5/05 10 or more Bottlenose Dolphins were seen from the Scillioian on her return trip from the isles at 1730 hours near the Wolf Rock SW270120 They were quite active with much leaping
26/5/05 A pod of 5 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410
27/5/05 A pod of 5 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410
27/5/05 9 Grey Seals were noisily calling out while basking on rocks at Godrevy SW581426 at low tide.
28/5/05 A pod of 5 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off St. Ives Island SW521411
28/5/05 A pod of 5 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Hayle SW549391
28/5/05 A Basking Shark was ½ mile off Bass Point SW714119 at 1510 hrs
29/5/05 A pod of 5 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Carbis Bay SW528389
29/5/05 A pod of 4 to 6 Bottlenose Dolphins was hanging around for at least 2 hours behind the surf at Porthtowan SW690482 during the morning. One had a ragged back edge to itís dorsal.
29/5/05 2 Basking Sharks were in Porthcurno Bay SW387222 at 1500 hrs. One 18ft long was still there at 1730 hrs. Earlier there was much harassment from a man, woman and child in an orange inflatable boat, repeatedly driving in front of the sharkswith someone in the water taking photos.
29/5/05 A 4 metre Basking Shark was seen off Botallack SW361338 at noon
29/5/05 2 Grey Seals were in Fishcombe Cove SX915572
29/5/05 A Basking Shark ws seen off Kenidjack Head SW355326
30/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen offPenberth SW404226, 2 more were seen offPorthcurnpSW387222 and 2 more off Mayon CliffSW349266 one of these had extensive white patches on its dorsal and other parts of its body
30/5/05 A pod of about 7 medium and large Bottlenose Dolphins was probably feeding with some breaching as they crossed the Bay at Newquay SW8162
30/5/05 4 Basking Sharks, all over 4 metres long, were seen circling off Nanjulian Cliff SW3529
30/5/05 A 3 to 4 metre long Basking Shark was seen 20 metres off shore at Maenporth SW790296 at 2115 hrs
30/5/05 At about 2030 hrs British Divers Marine Life Rescue Unit was alerted to Bottlenose Dolphins being harassed by Jet skiers. Medics attended immediately and spoke to two Jet Skiers.
30/5/05 6 Basking Sharks were seen from Carn Gloose SW353313. 3 were in Sennen Bay and 3 around the Brisons Rocks SW340301. They were there from 0830 to 1000 hrs and one was at least 25ft long
30/5/05 A pod of about 50 Common Dolphins travelled northward across Sennen Bay at 1000 hrs. They were about 2½ miles off shore and there was a lot of activity with much splashing and jumping, probably chasing fish for there were several gannets diving around them. They were still just NW of the Brisons SW340301 at 1215 hrs.
30/5/05 A Basking Shark was seen about 3 miles NW of Gwennap Head SW367215 at 1720 hrs and 2 Basking Sharks were off the Minack Cliff Theatre SW387220
30/5/05 Someone was seen swimming with a Basking Shark off Newlyn SW467285 at 0700 hrs
30/5/05 A 7 metre Basking Shark was seen from RIB Ocean Ranger between Cribba Head SW403225 and Treryn Dinas SW396221 at 1330 hrs.
30/5/05 A 3 metre Basking Shark was feeding close in at Porthcurno Bay SW387222 and a 6 metre Shark was feeding in deeper water in the bay at 1400 hrs. The larger shark was being followed by a group of swimmers , much too close, amounting to harassment.
30/5/05 2 Basking Sharks were seen in Gamper Bay SW345255 One 7 metre shark was very shy feeding well away from a stationary boat , but a larger shark, 8 metres or more was very inqusitive and came alongside the boat and swam under it . This shark had a great deal of white patches all over it
30/5/05 2 Basking Sharks were in Whitsand Bay SW3527 for most of the day feeding quite near to surfers
30/5/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen heading west about ½ mile off Tater du SW440230
30/5/05 2 Basking Sharks followed one another northward past Lands End SW341253 100 yards off shore.
31/5/05 A pod of 6 or more Bottlenose Dolphins in the Camel Estuary off Stepper point SW196785 and stayed in the area for some time.
31/5/05 2 or 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen about a Km offshore at Greenaway SW926779 at 1815 hrs
31/5/05 A shark, thought to be a Blue Shark, about 7ft long and 100 lbs, leapt out of the water with a bass in its mouth. It later swam slowly past anglers on rocks below the Minack Cliff Theatre SW387220. There were a lot of sand eels in the area, and the gulls all left the area after the sharkís first jump.
31/5/05 3 Basking Sharks were off Kenidjack SW355326
1/6/05 4 Grey Seals were seen at River Cove SW473408
1/6/05 5 Grey Seals were seen at the Carracks SW467409
1/6/05 2 Grey seals were seen at Economy Cove SW467408
1/6/05 A Basking shark was seen from Carn Gloose Sw353313
1/6/05 A large pod of Harbour Porpoises have been in the Bideford Bay SS4333 to Ilfracombe SS5247 area for the last few days
2/6/05 A pod of 20 to 30 large cetaceans 12 ft or more long, dark in colour with blunt noses were seen 3 miles SE of Cadgwith SW722142. These were probably Pilot Whales.
2/6/05 A 10 to 20 ft Basking Shark was seen off Porthcurno SW367222. It was circling, probably feeding, with seabirds and mackerel in the area
2/6/05 A basking sharks was off Pendeen SW383358 between 1230 and 1330 hrs
3/6/05 A Harbour Porpoise was watched chasing fish close inshore at Croyde SS4339
3/6/05 British Divers Marine Life Rescue unit was alerted at noon to a live dolphin stranding at Gwithian SW579411. A team of 15 or more trained volunteers, including a Vet and 2 veterinary nurses, were immediately sent. A re-float was established after 6 hours but unfortunately it resulted in a re-strand. After a discussion between the BDMLR director and the Vet it was decided on euthanasia and a post mortem for the Striped Dolphin
3/6/05 Dolphins were watched from a boat encircling a shoal of mackerel off Porthkerris SW8022. There were three pods each comprising about a dozen dolphins. Moving slowly at first they moved faster and faster creating quite a wake.
3/6/05 An 18ft Baskibg Shark was seen off Cot Valley SW355308
4/6/05 3 Basking Sharks were off Kennack Sands SW7316 at 1400 hrs. The largest, a male, was 20 ft long.
4/6/05 A large Basking Shark was seen 2 miles east of Bass Point SW716118
4/6/05 2 Basking Sharks were in Sennen Cove SW3526 at 1230 hrs. One was 25ft long the other smaller.
6/6/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off St Ives during the morning with a lot of surface activity
6/6/05 A pod of 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading east off Porthtowan SW690482 in the early afternoon
6/6/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading quickly west off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 in the early evening
6/6/05 Two Harbour Porpoises were seen about a mile off Cadgwith SW722142 at 1600 hrs
6/6/05 A pod of 6 to 8 Common Dolphins was following a boat as it headed west off the Wolf Rock Lighthouse SW270120 at 1030 hrs.
6/6/05 A pod of 6 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen jumping half out of the water as they headed west off Tater du SW440230 from 0940 to 0950 hrs
6/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen close inshore on the east side of Mounts Bay SW5526 at noon in a slightly choppy sea
7/6/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen about a mile off the coast path at Durlston SZ0477 at 1350 hrs
8/6/05 A pod of about 8 Bottlenose dolphins passed through the channel between Godrevy Island  and Godrevy Point SW581433 at 2000 hrs heading west
8/6/05 A pod of 7 or more Bottlenose Dolphins, including a juvenile, was playing in the surf with human surfers, and then followed a boat across the bay at Watergate SW8464
8/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen 50 yards off Beer Head ST2388
8/6/05 A Harbour porpoise was seen heading west ½ a mile west of Lynmouth SS7249
 9/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen from the Fowey Harbour Office SX120509 about 1¼ miles off the harbour entrance at 1030 hrs
9/6/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was off the harbour entrance at St. Ives at 1245 hrs
9/6/05 A young Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading straight for the beach by divers at the end of their dive at Roskilly SW474272, late evening and it stranded at the waters edge. The divers from the Silver Dolphin Marine Life Rescue accessed the dolphinís condition and re-floated it and it headed south with no obvious problems.
9/6/05 A single Bottlenose Dolphins was seen ¾ mile off the Dolphin Watch Hut at Durlston SZ0477 at 1030 hrs
9/6/05 A pod of 6 Bottlenose Dolphins, possibly including a juvenile, was watched playfully leaping and spinning among canoeists and surfers at Sennen SW3526. Seabirds appeared to be feeding on fish.
9/6/05 2 Basking Sharks were seen at 190º and ½nm off Polruan Nation Coastwatch Hut SX122508 at 0830 hrs
9/6/05 A pod of 6 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was moving continually from side to side of the bay at Sennen SW3526 from 1830 to 1930 hrs. A canoeist followed the pod resulting in the pod increasing speed, and jumping as they went, which was not observed previously. The pod was then harassed by the Lifeboat, the inshore lifeboat,  and the canoeist. The large Lifeboat circled the pod twice before switching off its engine and the inshore boat followed and put one member into the water with the dolphins, but the dolphins moved into deeper water.
9/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen feeding at the surface for 10 minutes 50 metres off the Longships Lighthouse SW320253 before diving out of sight
9/6/05 A pod of 8 to 12 Bottlenose Dolphins was in Sennen Cove feeding, playing, breaching and spy-hopping, and going under a kayak before heading north toward Cape Cornwall.
9/6/05 3 Common Dolphins were jumping and tail slapping about 150 yards off the Lundy Island anchorage SW1345
10/6/05 A pod of about 15 dolphins were jumping and splashing a few hundreds yards off the Lundy Island anchorage SS1345
10/6/05 2 Basking Sharks were in the tide race behind the Brisons SW340301 at 0800 hrs
10/6/05 A pod of 7 or 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off St. Ives SW5241 during the morning
10/6/05 A pod of 7 or 8 Bottlenose Dolphins passed between Godrevy Point SW581433 and the island heading west with little surface activity
 10/6/05 A Basking shark was seen between The Long Rock SW498308 and the shore barely 50 yards off the beach at 0830 hrs.
10/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off The Manacles SW8120 at 1530 hrs. A whale spout was heard nearby buy not seen.
10/6/05 10 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Foreland Point SS754512
10/6/05 A single Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Berry Head SX948567
11/6/05 A Bottlenose Dolphin was watched for ¾ hour off Foreland Point SS754512 and 2 Harbour Porpoises turned up immediately after the dolphins had left the area.
11/6/05 A pod of 6 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was frolicking in the bay off St. Ives jumping clear of the water from 1700 to 1830 hrs
11/6/05 A pod of about 16 dolphins was seen in St Ives Bay during the day
11/6/05 A pod of 7 or 8 Bottlenose Dolphins passed St. Ives SW5241heading toward Carbis Bay  SW528388 at 1300 hrs
11/6/05 A pod of 7 or 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Phillack Towans SW568391 heading east toward Gwithian SW579411 at 1330. At 1500 hrs they returned and headed west toward St. Ives.
11/6/05 A Grey Seal was seen off Penzance Prom at 1805 hrs while the Red Arrows were giving a display over Mounts Bay.
12/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen 300 metres offshore a mile west of Durdle Door heading toward Lulworth Cove SY820800
12/6/05 2 Basking Sharks, one 8ft, one 10 ft, were seen ½ a mile off Lankidden Cove SW756166
12/6/05 A 6 metre Basking Shark was seen 600 metres offshore at Gywnver SW362276. It was circling, so probably feeding.
12/6/05 A female Grey Seal stayed close to a diver for 20 minutes being very inquisitive in Port Quin Bay 50º35.17N 05º54.16W
12/6/05 20 to 30 Common Dolphins were bow riding and following a RIB for 15 minutes at 1230 hrs 1 km offshore in Port Quin Bay 50º25.36N 4º53.25W
12/6/05 A 12ft Basking Shark was seen feeding from 1500 to 1520 hours from the old lookout at Sennen SW348265. It then disappeared below the surface with Gannets feeding.
12/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen at the west side of the entrance to Port Gaverne SX001809 at 1700 hrs. It was close inshore heading out roughly north east.
12/6/05 2 Minke Whales were seen heading a northerly direction, west of the Brisons SW337314. Watched for 10 minutes, they were feeding at the surface with mouths open and plankton was visible on the surface.. A 20ft Basking Shark was also feeding in a circular motion in the area
12/6/05 A Minke Whale surfaced once for about 5 seconds off the Pendeen Lighthouse SW375364 around 1100 hrs. There were several Gannets in the area
12/6/05 Many Grey Seal were seen around the coast in the Lands End area during the day, 15 to 18 were basking on rocks and 4 or 5 in the water at The CarracksSW466409 and 4 were basking on rocks at The Avaracks SW372352. One was seen in the water at Nanjizal Cove SW352236 and another basking on rocks at Tol-pedn-Penwith SW364226
12/6/05 2 Basking Sharks were seen off St. Anthony Head SW846311
12/6/05 A Turtle was seen off Dodman Point SX000392
12/6/05 3 dolphins approached a yacht briefly off The Gwineas SX031420
12/6/05 Two 20 ft  Minke Whales were throwing their heads above the water to the side and lunge feeding off The Brisons SW340301 between 0830 and 1030 hrs Two Basking Sharks and 2 Harbour Porpoises were in the tide race at the same time
12/6/05 A Basking Shark and 3 Harbour porpoises were seen off Botallack SW361338
13/6/05 2 Grey Seals were resting at the surface 10 metres offshore at Sennen Cove SW353265
13/6/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 juveniles, were off St. Ives SW5241 during the morning, heading toward Carbis Bay. From 1900 hrs to 2000 hrs they were off St. Ives again, breaching and tail slapping. They moved to Carbis Bay briefly but returned and were off St. Ives, continuing to breach and play, until 2200 Hrs.
13/6/05 A pod of 10 or more Rissoís Dolphins, including 2 calves, was seen off Cape Cornwall in position 50º6.8N 05º44.06W. One adult was tail slapping and another was almost albino
13/6/05 A pod of 10 or more Rissoís Dolphins, including 2 calves, were seen off Cape Cornwall in position 50º6.8. 5º44.06W One adult was tail slapping  and another almost albino
14/6/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen heading west inside The Goose off Pentire Point East SW780615 in position 50º24.85N. 5º7.30W. There was seven eighths cloud, water 15ºC, Wind force 3 with a 2 ft swell.
14/6/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen heading west inside The Goose off Pentire Point East SW780615 in position 50º24.85N 05º7.30W
14/6/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 juveniles, was off St. Ives at 0830 hrs.
17/6/05 A 4 metre Basking Shark and 4 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen 3 Miles south east of Cadgwith SW722142. The shark was just cruising but the dolphins were chasing small fish at the surface and Gannets were diving in the area.
17/6/05 The pod of 6 to 8 Bottlenose Dolphins which have been in St. Ives Bay SW5241 for the last two days, are still in the bay
17/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen near Low Lee SW481272 Mounts Bay. It was about 3 ft across.
17/6/05 A pod of dolphins was seen 3 miles east of Cadgwith SW722142 at midday, and a Basking Shark was in the area at the same time
17/6/05 Ocean Sunfishes were seen off Tater du SW440230 and Penberth SW404226
18/6/05 A Harbour porpoise was watched foraging around anchored yachts in Starehole Bay SX727265 near Salcombe.
18/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen on the surface south east of Inner Froward Point SX903495 about 100 metres SE of the Mewstone
18/6/05 4 Grey Seals were seen basking on the Mewstone SX908494 off the Dart Estuary
18/6/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, was harassed and unintentionally herded into Hayle Estuary by several boats following to take photographs, on a rapidly falling tide almost causing the dolphins to become stranded. British Divers Marine Life Rescue Unit was in the area and with the help of beach lifeguards they dealt with the situation. The pod was spotted off Carbis Bay later in the afternoon and off St. Ives in the evening. The incident was reported to the police.
18/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen in Mounts Bay SW4723 mid afternoon
19/6/05 A 1 to 1.5 metre Ocean Sunfish was seen heading west on the surface with its fin out of water, about 1 mile off Udder Rock SX177496
19/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish jumped high out of the water 5 times about a mile south east of Bass Point SW716118
19/6/05 7 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen playing from 0700 hrs to 0900 hrs off Loe bar SW643242
19/6/05 A pod of about 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen in Mounts Bay SW4723 mid afternoon and 2 Ocean Sunfish were in the area.
19/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen  a mile off Gorran Haven SX013416. It was only 8 to 10 ft long
20/6/05 A pod of 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dolphins was spotted in St. Ives Bay SW5241 at 2120 hrs jumping and playing heading toward Carbis Bay
20/6/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, was observed close inshore at Phillack Towans SW568391 at 1800 hrs heading westward
20/6/05 A pod of about 150 Common Dolphins was spotted by fishermen about 5 miles west of Baggy Point SS419406 in Bideford Bay north Devon.
20/6/05 3 Grey Seals were basking around a fuel barge in Salcombe Harbour SX738385
20/6/05 A young Minke Whale was seen feeding about 1 mile off the Lizard SW694115
20/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen off Brixham SX9256
21/6/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, was off St. Ives during the evening
21/6/05 A single Bottlenose Dolphin was seen heading west off Porthgwarra SW371216
21/6/05 A 10ft Basking Shark was seen very close to the cliff, moving in and out of seaweed, at Black Head SW779162
21/6/05 A single dolphin and an Ocean Sunfish were seen heading east about a mile off The Lizard SW694115
21/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish breached 4 times about 500 metres off Porthgwarra SW371216at 1400 hrs
22/6/05  A pod of about 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen cruising along leisurely heading south west in Newquay Bay SW8162
22/6/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, was off St Ives at 2200 hrs
22/6/05 A big school of several hundred Common Dolphins was seen off St Agnes SW697515 early in the morning
22/6/05 2 Ocean Sunfish were seen at the entrance of Hlford River SW7926 at 1600 hrs
22/6/05 A Minke Whale and an Ocean Sunfish were seen just NE of the Wolf Rock SW270120
22/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen just north west of Rosemullion Head in position  SW793284
22/6/05 A Puffer fish, Lagocephalus lagocephalus was brought up in a crab pot off Kennack Sands SW739116
22/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish, about 1 metre across, was seen 2½ miles south of Strete Gate SX875437 and a 15ft Basking Shark was seen about 2 miles NE of Start Point in position SX850400
22/6/05 An 18ft Basking Shark was seen feeding near the surface about 1 mile off Pendennis Head SW826315. Gulls were present and a shoal of small fish were disturbing the surface looking like rain falling
22/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen near the Wolf Rock Lighthouse SW270120
22/6/05 A pod of about 20 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen 2 miles SW of Bishop Rock Isles of Scilly, SV808065
23/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen ¾ mile south of Dodman Point SX000392 at 1030 hrs.
23/6/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, was seen passing between Godrey Point and the Island SW576435 heading west at midday with little surface activity. They were seen again off Hayle Towans SW551382 at 1300 hrs still heading west with little surface activity until they reached Carbis Bay where they started to breach. They were seen later breaching off Porthminster Beach SW521401. They were still off Portminster at 1600 hrs when they headed around the Island toward Porthgwidden Beach. At 1800 they were off Hayle Estuary SW549391 heading toward Carbis Bay and Porthkidney  Beach where they started breaching They kept moving, first to Hayle Towans and back to Porthkidney, and were last seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 at 2230 hrs It is worth noting that all watercraft users in the vicinity of the dolphins observed the rules of the Marine Code of Conduct during these sightings, so it seems that the message is getting across.
23/6/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen heading west 100 yards off Gyllyngvase Beach SW808316
23/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish, 2ft across, was seen on the surface off Mousehole SW470263 at 1815 hrs
23/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish 18Ē across was seen by divers at a depth of 6 metres off Tater du SW440230 at 1930 hrs
23/6/052  Grey Seals were seen off Clodgy Point SW507413 between 2030 and 2100 hrs. One appeared to be wearing a white party hat
23/6/05 3 Sea Hares were found among Seaweed at Godrevy SW581428 during a childrenís science lesson. The sea hares were returned to the seaweed
23/6/05 6 dolphins played around a small boat fishing for mackerel off Porthminster Beach SW521401 for 45 mins.
23/6/05 A Minke Whale was seen 4 miles off the Lizard SW694115 and a large Basking Shark was off Cadgwith SW722142 in the evening
23/6/05 A lone Harbour Porpoise was seen heading west  700 metres off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1435 hrs
23/6/05 There were 4 Harbour Porpoises in the Runnelstone area SW369200 at 1130 hrs
23/6/05 A group of 10 Basking Sharks was seen about 47 nautical miles South east of Plymouth from a yacht heading for Alderney at 0630 hrs. They were feeding and heading north east.
23/6/05 2 Common dolphins were seen about a mile west of Porthkerris Point SW806230, in position 50º4.09N 5º2.86W at 0820 hrs and an Ocean Sunfish about 10 miles west of Lizard Point SW694115 in position 49º51.6N 5º29.6W at 1220 hrs and 2 Ocean Sunfish 5 miles east of the Isles of Scilly on position 49º52.4N 6º09.1W at 1640 hrs
24/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen off Brixham SX9256
24/6/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, were off St. Ives Harbour SW520401 at 1330 hrs, with some surface activity. They were off Porthminster Beach SW521401 at 1530 hrs, moved to Hayle SW549391 by 1900 hrs and were last seen off Hayle Towans SW551382 at 2130 hrs
24/6/05 2 Basking Sharks, an adult and a juvenile of only 6ft long, were seen near The Gull Rock SW926367 at 2030 hrs
25/6/05 A pod of about 3 dolphins was off the mouth of the Hayle Estuary SW521401 at 1330 hrs. They were close inshore heading toward Godrevy
25/6/05 A pod of 5 dolphins was close inshore off Hayle Towans SW551383 at 1700 hrs heading east toward Godrevy, and they returned westward at 1900 hrs.
25/6/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, was seen bow riding a boat, and displaying other surface activity during the day in St. Ives Bay SW5241
25/6/05 6 to 10 Bottlenose Dolphins were saeen off Godrevy Island SW576435 at 2000 hrs
25/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen heading west off Porthpean SX032506 Only the flapping motion of the dorsal fin was seen.
25/6/05 A Bottlenose Dolphin was seen off Watermouth Bay SS550485
25/6/05 A 10ft Basking Shark was seen just south west of the Larrick Rock SX185497 at 1700 hrs
26/6/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen swimming between St Agnes and Annet Isles of Scilly SV8708and another was seen off the Western Rocks SV8406
26/6/05 * bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves,  passed between Gogrevy Island SW576435 and Godrevy Point heading west and a t 1900 they were off Hayle SW549391 still heading west. Seen later off Porthminster SW521401 at 2030 hrs and off Porth Kidney ands SW5438 at 2130 hrs.
26/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Logan Rock SW396219 in 12 ft of water swimming around for a couple of minutes before a large splash and a deep dive out of sight
26/6/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves were off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 during the evening
26/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Berry Head SX948567
26/6/05 2 blue jellyfish, Cyanea lamarckii  were seen off Wembury Point SX502479
26/6/05 A Blue Shark came close inshore at Praa Sands SW5728 where anglers were fishing for Bass at 2145 hrs. It came within 5 metres of shore snaking about in a sharklike way
26/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish and 4 Common Dolphins were seen in The Roads Isles of Scilly in position 49º56.6N 6º19.2W at1000 hrs.
27/6/05 7 or 8 Ocean Sunfish were 3 miles offshore between Lizard Point SW694115 and The Manacles SW8120 from 1100 to 1600 hrs
27/6/05  Fishermen reported seeing several Leatherback Turtles just north of the Isles of Scilly SV8819
27/6/05  8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, were off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 during the evening
27/6/05 A pod of about 10 Rissoís Dolphins was seen off the Brisons Rocks SW340301 at 1115 hrs
27/6/05 A pod of 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading east off Hayle Towans SW551383 at 1900 hrs followed, too close, by a Silver Grey RIB with 6 people aboard. After 5 minutes the boat returned to St. Ives and the dolphins returned to an area off Hayle Estuary.  At 1930 hrs the boat came out again to the area where the dolphins had stopped , circled a few times and returned to St. Ives.
27/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish 2ft across was seen 5 miles south east of Zone Point SW850310
27/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Porthgwarra SW371216 and another SE of the Longships Lighthouse SW320253
27/6/05 A 20ft Basking Shark was watched feeding for 2 hours, from 0800 to 1000 hrs, 20 to 30 yards offshore at Caragloose SW947399, with fish fry breaking the surface in the area.
28/6/05  Fishermen reported seeing several Leatherback Turtles just north of the Isles of Scilly SV8819
28/6/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves were off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 during the evening
28/6/05 8 Atlantic Whitesided Dolphins were seen off Salcombe SX7336
28/6/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Dodman Point SX000392
29/6/05 2 Northern Bottlenose Whales were seen off St. Morgan in Watergate Bay SW8265
29/6/05 A Compass Jellyfish was found dead in shallow water in Old Town Bay St. Maryís Isles of Scilly SV913102
29/6/05 Fishermen reported seeing several Leatherback Turtles just north of the Isles of Scilly SV8819
29/6/05 3 dolphins were seen jumping, possibly feeding, with lots of fish about in Tintagel Bay SX051892
29/6/05 A pod of about 8 Harbour Porpoises was seen 100 yards from the beach at Holywell Bay SW7659 heading north east at 0845 hrs
29/6/05 A 2metre Basking Shark was watched feeding, zig-zagging back and forth with mouth wide open just west of Porthgwarra SW371216
30/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen feeding off the cove at Porthgwarra SW371216. .
30/6/05 A Basking Shark was seen moving in various directions but remaining within the cove at Portheras Cove SW388358. There was evidence of fish shoals and seabirds were present
30/6/05 2 Ocean Sunfish were seen off Horse Point SV883071 St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly.
30/6/05 A dolphin was seen from MV Scillonian III between Wolf Rock SW270120 and Landís End SW341253
30/6/05 2 Blue Jellyfish, Cyanea lamarckii  were seen off Halangy Point SV908128 St. Maryís Isles of Scilly, and 2 more were seen off Hugh Town Harbour, St. Maryís
30/6/05 3 Basking Sharks, 12 ft, 16 ft, and a baby of only 4 to 5 ft which had a deep indent near the top of its tail fin, were 150 to 200 metres off Porthgwarra SW371216 between 1100 and 1300 hrs
1/7/05 A 2 metre Basking Shark was seen heading west off Logan Rock SW396219 and an Ocean Sunfish was seen between Logan Rock and Porthgwarra Sw371216
1/7/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen off Porthgwarra Cove SW371216 during the morning
2/7/05 The fin of a dolphin was seen off Porthgwidden Beach SW521410 at 1230 hrs.
2/7/05 A small pod of at least 3 Common Dolphins swam alongside MV Scillonian III for several minutes on her return journey from the Isles. They were jumping out of the water and followed the ship for a while. Gannets were diving.
2/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish, 2 ft across, was seen heading up river near the 8 knot speed limit sign in Salcombe Harbour SX7338
2/7/05 A small pod, 2 to 6,  Common Dolphins, was seen off the Isles of Scilly SV9409 from MV Scillonian III at 1730 to 1735. They were wake riding but not breaching.
2/7/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen 10 miles south of St. Maryís Quay, Isles of Scilly SV904107
3/7/05 A Grey Seal was seen off Penberth SW404226 and another seen off Nanjizal SW357236
3/7/05 A 15ft Basking Shark was seen 100 metres off Pedn-men-an-Mere SW384217
3/7/05 The carcass of a youngHarbour Porpoise was washed up at Northern Burrows Country Park SS4435. It is to be collected by NHM for autopsy.
3/7/05 A lone dolphin has been seen regularly off Coombe Martin Harbour SS5748 for the last 2 months, last seen today. Moving sluggishly and confining to a small area of water it does not seem to be well. The BDMLR have been informed and are keeping an eye on it
3/7/05 About 5 large dolphins were travelling east at 5 knots on both side of a sail boat about 1 mile SSE of St. Georgeís Island, Looe SX2551 at 1545 hrs. Described as large with rounded head and beak, with maroon tinges and beige pink patches, probably Bottlenose Dolphins.
3/7/05 A Grey Seal wearing a yellow hat No 42 surfaced near the harbour wall off St. Ives SW521407 for a few minutes. This was BRANT released from the seal sanctuary at Gweek at Gwithian just across the bay on 26th June 2005
3/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen in Padstow Bay in position 50º35.13N 04º56.49W at 1000 hrs
3/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen in Whitsand Bay SX4051 by divers on the way to visit the wreck of HMS Scylla
3/7/05 A Grey Seal was seen in Brixham Harbour SX9256
3/7/05 2 Ocean Sunfishes were off Porthcurno SW387222
33/7/05 A Basking Shark was seen off Gribba Point SW355302
4/7/05 A Basking Shark was seen feeding near August Rock SW795270
4/7/05 A pod of several dolphins, possibly Common Dolphins, was seen heading north off Landís End SW341253
5/7/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen passing Porthgwidden Beach SW521410 at 1700 hrs heading toward Hayle.
5/7/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, were seen briefly off St Ives Harbour SW5241
6/7/05 2 Basking Sharks were feeding off Rocky Valley SX072897 and 12 more were feeding off the Boscastle Coastwatch Station SX090914
6/7/05 About half a dozen Basking Sharks were off Kellan Head SW969812. They were from 13 to 16 ft long about 100 metres offshore in a choppy sea.
6/7/05 A number of Ocean Sunfish were seen around Rame Head SX422488 and into Whitsand Bay and south to Eddystone where one was seen to breach 2 to 3 ft above the water
6/7/05 13 Basking Sharks have been in the cove at Tintagel Haven SX051892  for 2 days. Varying in size from 4 to 9 metres. They followed prevailing wind into the cove to feed on concentrated plankton and left when the wind changed.
6/7/05 About 8 Basking Sharks were seen well out off Port Issac SW997810
7/7/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, were in St. Ives Bay SW5241 again today.
7/7/05 4 Basking Sharks, about 15ft long were seen about ¼ mile off Kennack Sands SW739166 at 0730 hrs
8/7/05 6 dolphins, thought to be Common Dolphins were seen about ½ mile off Cadgwith SW722142 at 12p.m.
8/7/05 A female Grey Seal was watched swimming at the surface and diving with fish breaking the surface at Porthgwarra SW371216
8/7/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves were seen off Hayle SW549391 at 1830 hrs
8/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seem from the Scillonian south west of Landís End SW341253 on the return trip from the isles.
8/7/05 15 to 20 Basking Sharks were seen from a boat off Port Gaverne SX001809. Most were 4 to 6 m long, but 2 were 6 to 8 metres long. A smaller shark of 2 to 4 m was very skittish and dived at the approach of the boat. They were around from early afternoon till 2000 hrs and appeared to be feeding for there was abundant plankton in the water
8/7/05 5 or more Bottlenose Dolphins, with one juvenile were seen heading west off Porthtowan SW689482. 4 were within 100metres of shore
8/7/05 An 18 to 20 ft. Basking Shark was seen circling off Porthtowan SW689482
8/7/05 A Minke Whale swam around a boat for 5 minutes when pots were being hauled about 4 miles south of Prawle Point SX771350. It came within 50ft of the boat then swam off.
8/7/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen off Landís End SW341253
8/7/05 A Minke Whale surfaced after a blow was heard off Penberth SW404226
8/7/05 4 Basking Sharks were seen close to the rocks on the east side of The Rumps SW933813 at 1230 hrs
8/7/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen 2½ miles off Hartland Point SS230279
9/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen 2 mile east of the Isles of Scilly and another was seen 4 miles east of the Islands
9/7/05 A pod of 20 to 30 Common Dolphins was seen heading east off Carn Guthenbras SW363218. First seen at 1030 hrs 400 metres offshore but then were bow riding a red inflatable boat out to 1½ miles. They split into 2 groups as they headed east with Gannets diving
9/7/05 2 Basking Sharks, 4 to 6 metres long, were seen feeding off Bawdens Rock St Agnes SW700532
9/7/05 A pod of about 8 Bottlenose Dolphins was feeding in Newquay Bay SW8162 One had a very jagged edge to its dorsal fin.
9/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish, 18Ē to 20Ē across, was seen heading north across Newquay Bay SW8162
9/7/05 6 or more Bottlenose Dolphins, including one juvenile, was seen heading west 100 metres offshore and a Basking Shark was seen circling at Porthtowan SW689482
9/7/05 An adult Common Seal was seen at the west end of Godrevy Island SW576435 near to 2 small Grey Seals. It was about 1.7 metres long, with small head, snub snout, ĎVí nostrils and eyes facing forward. ID was confirmed by photos.
9/7/05 2 Grey Seals were seen at Pentargon Cove SX106919. An adult and a young one, which was wearing a yellow hat No 29. This was ďRedĒ recently released by the Seal Sanctuary.
9/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish with dorsal fin waving in the air and a pod of 4 to 6   Bottlenose Dolphins was seen feeding off St. Ives where several fishing boats were bringing up mackerel
9/7/05 2 Ocean Sunfish, 5 to 6 ft long, were seen near Long Island SX073905 at 1500 hrs. Guillemots were on the surface near the fish but not touching them.
9/7/05 8 or more Basking Sharks were feeding in an area near Newland Island SW914811 for over 2 hours in clear but slightly choppy water. They were from 16 to 22 ft long and one had a floppy dorsal and another had a raw and damaged nose.
9/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Porthcurno SW387222
9/7/05 A Seal was seen off Towan Head SW803629
10/7/05 A pod of 3 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off The Isles of Scilly SV8910
10/7/05 A 15ft Basking Shark was seen heading west off Porthtowan SW690482
10/7/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including 2 calves, were seen heading west off Godrevy SW581433 at 2100 hrs
10/7/05 A 12 to 15ft Basking Shark was seen heading east 30 to 40 metres off Tubbyís Head SW698505
10/7/05 15 to 20 Basking Sharks were about 1 mile out from Newlands Island SW914811 between 1500 to 1800 hrs. They were feeding but only patches of plankton were in the area. Four breaches were observed in the space of an hour and one came totally out of the water, twisting in mid air and nose-dived back into the water.  One shark had a white dorsal fin and another white parches near the dorsal which arreared to be scars from lampreys.
10/7/05 A pod of about 8 Bottlenose Dolphins went across Nequuay Bay SW8162. One had a very jagged edge to itís dorsal fin.
10/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen breaching 150º and 7 miles out of Falmouth
10/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish jumped a metre out of the water 3 times off Bossiney Haven SS066894
10/7/05 A single Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Hopeís Nose SX950637
10/7/05 A pod of 20 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen about 5 miles off Berry Head SX948567
10/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen flopping about on the surface in Whitsand Bay in position 50º20.41N 04º15.18W at 1420 hrs. Watched for 20 minutes from a yacht
10/7/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen 10 miles east of the Isles of Scilly and 2 Ocean Sunfish were seen 7 miles SW of Lizard Point SW694115
11/7/05 5 blue jellyfish, Cyanea lamarcki,i were seen in the surf not far from shore at Gwithian SW579411
11/7/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Treen Cliff SW431383
11/7/05 Several basking Sharks were seen well out off Penhale Point SW756591
11/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen being cleaned by gulls off the Wolf Rock SW270120
11/7/05 A Grey Seal was seen by a fisherman and family, just offshore at Treen near Zennor SW436383 having difficulty breathing and with buoyancy. It was fed with 3 kg of fish, 12 mackerel and a large Pollack which it ate quickly without problems, diving down to 3 metres for some of the fish. When the family returned an hour later they found the seal floating dead on the surface and towed it ashore. It was very emaciated and had possibly recently given birth as it was lactating. There were what appeared to be healed prop marks across the back.
11/7/05 Lots of Sea Hares, Aplysia punctata were seen forming chains at Durgan SW772273
11/7/05 9 harbour Porpoises were seen off Annet, Isles of Scilly, SV860087
11/7/05 A Whale, probably a Pilot Whale was seen 7 miles south of St. Maryís Quay, Isles of Scilly, SV904107, and 2 or 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen 7 miles SW of the quay.
12/7/05 A pod of dolphins followed MV Scillonian III as she approached Landís End SW341253 on her return journey from the Isles and 2 Ocean Sunfish were seen lying on the surface in the area..
12/7/05 A Harbour porpoise was seen heading west 1 km south of Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1200 hrs
12/7/05 2 Ocean Sunfish, 1½ metres long, were spotted close together travelling west 100 metres offshore at Clodgy Point SW507414
12/7/05 2 Basking Sharks were seen off Tater du SW440230. One had white marks on the fins like a Minke Whale
12/7/05 5 Harbour Porpoises were seen 1 mile west of Porthgwarra SW371216 and one was seen off Tater du SW440230
12/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off St. Loy SW424230
12/7/05 A blue jellyfish Cyanea lamarckii  was seen off Tater du SW440230
13/7/05 A Basking Shark was seen in shallow water between Park Head SW841708 and Bedruthan Steps SW848696
13/7/05 A blue jellyfish, Cyanea lamarckii was seen off Charlestown beach SX039514. It was about 12 cm diameter and very vivid blue
13/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen in a calm sea off Mousehole SW470263 heading south with a single fin flapping out of water.
13/7/05 A Harbour Porpoise broke surface 4 times and was gone heading north 3 or 4 miles north of Boscastle in position 50º45.41N. 04º41.13W
13/7/05 A Basking Shark was seen off the Eastern Isles, Isles of Scilly SV9414
13/7/05 A pod of 40 to 50 Common Dolphins was seen near the Northern Rocks, Isles of Scilly
13/7/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen 2 km NW of Pendeen Watch SW377359 at 1610 hrs
13/7/05 10 to 12 dolphins, probably Common Dolphins, were watched playing around a small fishing boat near The Runnelstone SW369200 during the morning
14/7/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were ½km NE of Pendeen Watch SW377359 during the afternoon
14/7/05 A pod of about 6 Common Dolphins were breaching around a small fishing boat near the Runnelstone SW369220 at 1145 hrs and 3 Harbour Porpoises and an Ocean Sunfish were in the tide race off Gwennap Head at 1200 hrs
14/7/05 A small pod of 3 to 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen about 1 mile north of Tresco, Isles of Scilly SV8818 and 2 Harbour Porpoises were in the area. There was also a pod of 50 or more Common Dolphins off the Western Rocks SV 8406
14/7/05 A Triggerfish was seen in shallow water at Tean , Isles of Scilly SV 908165 and another was seen on a pelagic trip.
14/7/05 A Triggerfish with white fungus on its body was seen to retreat into a hole on a dive near the Sisters Rock SX061900
14/7/05 A small Basking Shark, 3 to 4 metres long was seen travelling north off Landís End. A Jet Ski almost collided with the shark
14/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Lamorna SW451241
14/7/05 A blue jellyfish, Cyanea lamarckii , and a Compass Jellyfish Chrysaora hysoscella  were seen off Trewavas Head SW596264
14/7/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen near the Men-a-Vaur, Trescoe, SV893175, Isles of Scilly.
15/7/05 80 to 100 Common Dolphins were seen 2 miles SW of Bishop Rock, SV808065, Isles of Scilly, and 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen 2 miles south of the Rock
15/7/05 2 Basking Sharks were seen off St. Agnes SW697515 during the afternoon
15/7/05 A Baskin Shark was seen off Gyllyngvase Beach SW808316 , 2 more off Droskyn Point SW751543 and several were off Perranporth SW756544
15/7/05 An unidentified shark, not a Basking Shark, circled a RIB 4 times before diving out of sight at Perranporth SW756544
15/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen lying on the surface just north west of Cape Cornwall SW349318. It dived when the boat approached within 3 ft.
15/7/05 A Thresher Shark was seen off Penberth Cove SW404226
15/7/05 A pod of 50 or more Common Dolphins was off the Western Rocks Isles of Scilly SV8406
16/7/05 15 to 20 Harbour Porpoises were seen from Penennis Head Isles of Scilly SV914095. An Ocean Sunfish and a Minke Whale were also seen from the Head
16/7/05 2 Basking Sharks, one a juvenile, were seen off Prawle Point SX771350. The larger 3 metre shark had a white mark on itís dorsal fin
16/7/05 2 Leatherback Turtles were seen from a vessel sailing from Brixham SX9256 to Start Point SX830370. There were many Compass and blue Cyanea lamarckii jellyfish along the south Devon Coast but unfortunately one or more balloon releases are planned over the next couple of weeks.
16/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen at Spanish Ledges between St Maryís and St Agnes Isles of Scilly SV902088
16/7/05 2 Basking Sharks, 3 to 4 metres long, were seen ½ mile off shore at St. Ives SW521411 at midday.
16/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was 50m off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1100 hrs
16/7/05 Two Ocean Sunfis were seen off The Longships Lighthouse SW320253
16/7/05 A blue jellyfish, Cyanea lamarckii, was seen off Sennen Cove SW3526
16/7/05 A Minke Whale was seen 3 miles south of Peninnis Head St. Maryís SV914095, Isles of Scilly, and 15 Harbour Porpoises were seen off the headland in the late evening.
17/7/05  An Ocean Sunfish was 100m off Porthgwarra SW371216 at 1030 hrs
17/7/05 6 Harbour Porpoises and a Grey Seal were seen off Pendeen SW378360 in the evening
17/7/05 2 small Basking Sharks, 6 to 8 ft long were seen off Salcombe SX7338 feeding with mouths wide open in a calm sea
17/7/05 A pod of 10 Common Dolphins was seen off Deep Point St. Maryís , Isles of Scilly SV932112
17/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish 1½ metres across was seen a ¼ mile off Cannis Rock near Fowey SX102490
17/7/05 A Porbeagle Shark was seen off Porthtowan SW690482 over the weekend.
17/7/05 3 Grey Seals, including one bull, was seen in the water off The Brisons SW340311
17/7/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were off the end of Paington Pier SX895609 heading east at 1230 hrs
18/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Pendeen SW378360 during the afternoon
19/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish, 2 ft across, was seen heading out to sea off Newquay Harbour SW807621 by members of the gig crew.
19/7/05 A Cyanea lamarckii jellyfish was seen from the cliff top at Hellís Mouth SW603429
20/7/05 A 5 metre Basking Shark was seen near Porth Island, Newquay Bay SW825630
20/7/05 6 Basking Sharks, 4 adults and 2 juvenile, were off Trevelgue Head SW823631. The juveniles were about 2 metres long and the adults about 6 metres.
21/7/05 A Basking Shark was found motionless and at first thought to be dead, in 10 metres depth, trapped in monofilament nets off Roskilly SW472272 by divers, led by The Cornwall Wildlife Trust Conservation Officer, who were carrying out Eel Grass surveys. The shark was cut free, but still motionless lying on its back. When turned over by the divers it quickly recovered and swam in circles before swimming off.
21/7/05 2 Ocean Sunfish and a Rootmouth Jellyfish Rhizostoma octopus were seen just off the headland at Godrevy SW581433
21/7/05 A Blue Shark was spotted and photographed just below the harbour wall at St. Michaelís Mount SW515301. It was estimated to be just 1 to 1½ metres long, so probably a juvenile.
21/7/05 9 Common dolphins approached snorkellers off Maenporth SW790296 before heading offshore
22/7/05 A shark species was seen at Sennen Cove SW3526. It was not considered  to be a porbeagle, blue or basking shark
22/7/05 10 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen just offshore at Staunton SS456377 during the evening
22/7/05 There were 3 Basking Sharks off Porth Island SW825630, circling and feeding near the surface with lots of plankton in the water. They were 5 to 7 metres long and 2 had very large dorsal fins of about 1 metre.
22/7/05 A small Ocean Sunfish 80cm across, was seen ½ mile south of Fowey Harbour entrance SX120509. It had a dark smudge on the side of itís dorsal.
22/7/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen swimming and leaping in Croyde Bay SS4339 during the afternoon
22/7/05 A Compass Jellyfish, Chrysaora hysoscella, was seen of Landís End SW341253
22/7/05 A Whale with a bulbous nose and a white patch on its chin was seen at 2200 hrs 7 miles east of Helford , approximate Grid Ref SW873263. Probably a Pilot Whale.
23/7/05 A pod of large Bottlenose Dolphins were leaping and splashing as they headed slowly west about 1 km off Downderry SX315538 between 1410 and 1440 hrs. They flushed a party of 5 Balearic Shearwaters, which headed east.
23//7/05 A Basking Shark breached twice off Pendeen SW378360 in the early evening
23/7/05 A pod of 25 to 30 Common Dolphins was seen heading south off Slinke Dean SW463244 at 1730 to 1740. The pod split into groups, and 6 were bow riding a boat, other individuals were breaching and the rest just surfacing occasionally to breath
24/7/05 2 Ocean Sunfish were seen heading south off Tintagel Head SX046894
24/7/05 Several Harbour Porpoises were seen feeding close inshore at Croyde SS4339 early in the morning
24/7/05 A Triggerfish was seen about ½ mile north of Tresco, Isles of Scilly SV8817
24/7/05 Several Leatherback Turtles were seen from fishing boats north of Tresco, Isles of Scilly SV8914
25/7/05 A pod of 8 to 10 Bottlenose Dolphins, including a mother and calf pair, was spotted early in the morning at Woolacombe SS450420. There was a lot of surface activity
25/7/05 3 dolphins were spotted by a surfer at Saunton Sands SS4335
25/7/05 A 6 to 8 metre Basking Shark was seen by surfer at Gywnver SW362276 100 yds beyond the surf zone heading south toward Sennen
27/7/05 A few Ocean Sunfish were seen in Mounts Bay SW4723, some off St. Michaels Mount and 2 Basking Sharks off Porthcurno SW387222
.  They were seen from a boat trip out of Penzance.
27/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen 100 yds out in the tidal current off Landís End SW341252 heading south. The flopping fin was watched for about 5 minutes.
28/7/05 A Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading south past Goodrington Sands SX8959 between 1030 and 1100 hrs
28/7/05 An unidentified shark, 10ft long , slender with sharp tough fin, dark in colour and a 1ft dorsal fin, was in 8 ft of water heading south east off Praa Sands SW5728
28/7/05 A Compass Jellyfish, Chrysaora hysoscella, was seen in Mounts Bay SW4723
29/7/05 A few Ocean Sunfish and 3 Basking Sharks were seen in the middle of Mounts Bay SW4723 from a boat trip out of Penzance.
30/7/05 About a dozen Compass Jellyfish  Chrysaora Hysoscella were seen in the sea and 3 on the beach at Mawgan Porth Beach SW8467
30/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish and 9 Grey Seals were off Pendeen SW378360 in the early morning and a Basking Shark and an Ocean Sunfish during the afternoon
31/7/05 A Basking Shark was feeding all day off Berry Head SX948567
31/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen on the surface at the mouth of the Helford River SW7926
31/7/05 A 70cm Ocean Sunfish was seen heading south 300m off the end of Plymouth Breakwater SX4650
31/7/05 3 dolphins were seen and photographed off Bude Breakwater SS201065, travelling south
31/7/05 A pod of Common Dolphins was seen about 6 or 7 miles off St. Maryís Isles of Scilly SV9110
31/7/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Mousehole SW470263
31/7/05 A Grey Seal was seen eating a Conger Eel off Gwennap Head SW367215
1/8/05 A 10 ft Basking Shark was seen actively feeding in the cove at Wheal Edward Zawn SW359329 and briefly interacting with a young seal. This was observed by Strandings Network Volunteers retrieving a dead leatherback turtle for PM on the other side of the cove.
1/8/05 2 small cetaceans, dolphins or porpoises were seen 40 to 50 metres offshore at carne beach, Gerrans Bay SX909381. Jet Skis were in the area but thought to be harassing.
2/8/05 A fisherman aboard fishing vessel ďTrevoseĒ radioed that he had sighted hundreds of Basking Sharks 4 or 5 miles off Trevose Head SW850766 at 0900 hrs. It was reported on Radio Cornwall.
2/8/05 3 Harbour porpoises were 1½ m SSW of Gwennap Head SW367215 at 1020 hrs. Two were together the other a little away off
3/8/05 A 1 metre long Ocean Sunfish was seen at the surface for about 5 minutes, 400 metres off the Godrevy Lighthouse SW576435. It was heading south with lots of Compass jellyfish in the area.
3/8/05 At least 60 or 70 Basking Sharks were seen about 5 miles west of Trevose Head, in position 50º32.00N  05º12.00W They seem to be in groups of 2 or 3
3/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Pendeen SW385358 in the afternoon
3/8/05 5 or 6 basking Sharks were in Boscastle Harbour SX092915 during the day
4/8/05 A Common Dolphin was seen off pendeen SW385358 during the evening
4/8/05 2 Rissoís Dolphins were spotted ¼ mile off the beach at Kennack Sands SW739166 at 1215 hrs. One was much larger than the other at 12 to 15ft long.
4/8/05 A Triton Mollusc, a large and very rare Cowrie, Charonia lampas  was caught by a fisherman 7 miles east and 1 mile south of The Lizard SW694115 and taken to the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
4/8/05 A Grey Seal was seen in The Carrick Roads SW8334 at 50º10.55N 5º02.01W at 1031 hrs
5/8/05 A BBC report said that a Leatherback Turtle was spotted from a Royal Navy Helicopter carrying out a survey off Botallack SW361338. It was trapped in the rope of a lobster pot buoy. It was found to be dead and was towed ashore at Cape Cornwall by Sennen inshore lifeboat where the 6 ft turtle was loaded by a team of volunteers and taken to Truro for examination by scientists
5/8/05 A 2í6Ē Ocean Sunfish was seen by a surfer 100yds off the beach heading west toward St. Ives at Godrevy SW581428
6/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was off Botallack SW361338 in the afternoon and 3 Basking Sharks were off Pendeen SW385358late afternoon
6/8/05 A Basking Shark was seen ½ a mile off Ladies Window, SX080907 between Tintagel and Boscastle at 1215 hrs
6/8/05 3 John Dory, Zeus Faber, were seen in Talland Bay by divers. They were swimming separately in Sea Belt and Oarweed. One had a white eye
6/8/05 A one metre Ocean Sunfish was in St. Ives Harbour SW520407 during the day.
6/8/05 A female Grey Seal was in the surf just off the rocks at Three Stone Ore SW381365
6/8/05 A 15ft Basking Shark was spotted off Towan Head, Newquay SW799630
6/8/05 A Leatherback Turtle was seen north of Trescoe Isles of Scilly SV8817
7/8/05 A pod of 5 or more Bottlenose Dolphins was playing around a catamaran and an Ocean Sunfish was spotted in Newquay Bay SW8162
7/8/05 A pod of 40 to 50 dolphins was playing around a fishermanís boat that was taking visitors out for a trip off Black Head SW779162 between 1000 and 1200 hrs. They were with the boat for some time before heading out to sea.
7/8/05 A pod of 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including one calf, passed between Godrevy Point and the island heading west at 2000 hrs
7/8/05 2, possibly 3, Basking Sharks were seen well out off The Rumps SW931812. One of the sharks breached falling back with a big splash.
7/8/05 A Grey Seal was seen swimming off the quay at Penzance SW476303
7/8/05 4 Grey Seals were seen at Nanjizal SW353238, three swimming offshore, another resting on floating seaweed
8/8/05 A 3 to 4ft Ocean Sunfish was seen in Lantic Bay SX1450 during the afternoon
8/8/05 A 15ft Basking Shark was seen just east of Pendeen SW378360
8/8/05 A shore angler reported seeing a Leatherback Turtle come within 20 yds of the shore between Nare Head SW916370 and Portloe SW938395
8/8/05 A 15ft Basking Shark was seen feeding ¼ mile off Enys Head SW728149 at 1900 hrs and a pod of dolphins was seen ¾ off The Lizard SW694115
8/8/05 A pod of about 50 Common Dolphins was seen from MV Scillonian III between the Isles and the mainland.
8/8/05 30 Common Dolphins and 2 Basking Sharks were seen off Cape Cornwall SW344318
8/8/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen in Mounts Bay SW482245 from 0945 to 0950 . It was heading NE in position 50º4.2N 5º31.7W
8/8/05 A small cetacean, thought to be a Harbour Porpoise, surfaced once heading west at 1343 hrs. well out off St. Ives Bay in position 50º15.8N 5º27.8W
8/8/05 A Grey Seal was seen off Landís End SW341253 and another was seen resting at the surface off Godrevy  Lighthouse SW576645
8/8/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was off London Bridge Torquay  at 0130 hrs and 6 were seen off Torquay Harbour SX9163 at 0800 hrs
9/8/05 A small unidentified cetacean surfaced only once just west of The Wolf Rock Lighthouse SW270120
9/8/05 A pod of 5 to 7 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Stepper Point at 1300 hrs with a lot of breaching
9/8/05 About 20 Basking shark, ranging in size from 4.5m to 8 metres, were seen a mile out from Port Gaverne SX001809. Three breached. A pod of 5 Bottlenose Dolphins were in the area but moved closer inshore off Port Isaac SW995809  where they were feeding
9/8/05 About 100 Basking Sharks were seen from Rumps Point SW931812 travelling north east in a line from Newlands Island SW914812 to an area off Port Isaac. Many Gannets were feeding in the vicinity.
9/8/05 3 very tame Grey Seals were on the beach by Newlyn Harbour SW476285
9/8/05 Ocean Sunfish were seen off Porthgwarra SW371216 and Lamorna SW451241
10/8/05 3 or 4 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen about a mile offshore from Canford Cliffs, Bournemouth SZ0869
10/8/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including one calf, were off Porthmeor Beach St. Ives SW516410 at 1200 hrs
10/8/05 About 6 Basking Shark were 2 miles off Port Gaverne SX001809 from 1000 hrs to 1800 hrs. 2 breached. One shark was observed and filmed doing what appeared to be some kind of excretion, which was really noisy. It contorted its body, bent up and down a few times and a plume of pink/brown stuff came out with a very loud noise. Was this shark giving birth?
10/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Port Isaac SW995809
10/8/05 About 20 Basking Sharks were 3 miles off Port Gaverne SX001809 from 1800 to 2100 hrs ranging in size from 4.5m to 8 metres. No breaching was observed but on shark was very interested in a boat, coming very close and circling the boat 10 times with mouth closed. There was a lot of nose to tail following, often in groups of three, one of which was usually very large with a big floppy fin. One follower suddenly rushed alongside the one in front and the two submerged together with a lot of tail flapping .Is this mating behaviour?
10/8/05 6 Basking Sharks, 16ft or more long, were seen feeding off Towan Head SW800630. A shoal of mackerel was following close behind them.
10/8/05 A Minke Whale was seen heading northjust west of the Wolf Rock SW270120 among a pod of 25 to 50 Common Dolphins feeding in a tight circle in groups of 4 to 6. Moving very fast they showed no interest in the passing ship, Scillonian III, and Gannets were diving within the circle
11/8/05 Two 15ft Basking Sharks were feeding off Mawgan Porth SW8467
11/8/05 A 20ft basking Shark was seen feeding in Newquay Bay SW8162
11/8/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were off Hayle Estuary SW549391 at 1800 hrs
11/8/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were off St. Ives Island SW521411 heading west at 1900 hrs
11/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off the Great Mewstone SX500473
11/8/05 A purplish red algal bloom was reported 6 miles north west of Trevose Head SW850766 from MFV Su Jean
11/8/05 About 15 Rissoís Dolphins, including one juvenile, were seen in groups of 2 to 4 off Peninnis  Isles of Scilly SV914095
11/8/05 A Compass Jellyfish, Chrysaora hysoscella, were seen in Mounts Bay SW4723 and 2 more were seen 1 mile south of Porthgwarra SW371216
12/8/05 An 18Ē Ocean Sunfish was seen off Tater du SW440230 at 1000 hrs
12/8/05 A Metre long Ocean Sunfish spent a long time drifting on its side close to the coast in a south westerly direction off Kellan Head SW969812 before diving away into deeper water.
12/8/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, including one calf, were seen off Hayle Towans SW551382 and 6 were seen off The Manacles SW8120
12/8/05 4 Bottlenose Dolphins, including one juvenile, were seen heading west ¼ mile north of the Tresco Channel, Isles of ScillySV877170
12/8/05 2 Basking Sharks were circling in Mounts Bay SW4726 between Newlyn and Mousehole and 3 Grey Seals and a juvenile were in the area
12/8/05 3 Compass jellyfish were being brought in on each tide at Gorran Haven Beach SX013416
13/8/05 A pod of about 50 Common Dolphins and an Ocean Sunfish were seen heading north off Berry Head SX948567
13/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen in the mouth of the river Yealm SX5147
13/8/05 10 or more Bottlenose Dolphins were playing in the surf with human surfers between Sennen SW3526 and Gywnver SW362276
13/8/05 3 or 4 Bottlenose Dolphins were bow riding a boat for 5 minutes at around 1725 hrs in position 50º27.7N 3º22.4W
13/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen 2 miles south of Gribben Head SX098494 at 1300 hrs
14/8/05 A pod of at least 5 Bottlenose Dolphins swam past the low tide rocks at Godrevy SW587424 at 2030 hrs heading for The Sound where they performed spectacular high speed manoeuvres for a few minutes, perhaps they came across a shoal of fish. They then returned the way they came and repeated the performance off The Red River mouth SW582422.
14/8/05 3 Bottlenose Dolphins were surfing with human surfers at Godrevy SW581428 at sunset
14/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was off Pendeen SW385358 in the afternoon
15/8/05 A 30ft Minke Whale surfaced close to a boat 500 yards off St. Ives SW5421 and swam alongside briefly before disappearing.
15/8/05 At least 2 harbour Porpoises were 1½ m west of Carn Gloose SW353313 at 1435 hrs
16/8/05 3 Harbour Porpoises, a 12ft Bottlenose Dolphin breaching, a 10ft Basking Shark and an Ocean Sunfish were all seen about 2 miles off Lizard Point SW694115 between 1200 and 1400 hrs.
16/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen lying stationary on its side off the Gwineas Rocks SX031420. The 1200mm fish then turned upright and swam under a boat.
16/8/05 A 12ft Basking shark was seen and photographed 200 metres off the beach at Sennen SW3526 where there was a lot of plankton and sand eels close to the surface
16/8/05 Two large Bottlenose Dolphins were seen 30 miles south of Salcombe SX7338 by the crew of MFV Emma Louise
16/8/05 There was a pod of dolphins off the beach at Widemouth Bay SS197022
16/8/05 Five or more Grey Seals were seen by kayakers around The Quies Rocks SW835762
16/8/05 4 or 5 Bottlenose Dolphins were watched for ½ to ¾ hr in the Fowey harbour mouth SX120509 One was very large, another a juvenile
17/8/05 A Leatherback Turtle was seen in Mounts Bay about a mile south of
 Penzance heading south at 1600 hrs in position 50º06.04N 05º31.00W
17/8/05 A Grey Seal was swimming west to east along the beach among bather at Gyllyngvase SW808316 at1950 hrs.
17/8/05 A Minke Whale was seen off Godrevy SW581433 at 1400 hrs
17/8/05 A Leatherback Turtle was seen in Lyme Bay SY1070
17/8/05 Many Compass Jellyfish were seen close inshore off Hellís Mouth SW603429 and along the coast to Fishing Cove SW623431. Some had stranded.
17/8/05 A Box Crab, total width 50cm approx. was netted on stony shingle at 90 metres, 3 miles south east of The Lizard SW694115 and taken to The Blue Reef Aquariun Newquay who were unable to give it a home so it was taken to the National Marine Aquarium Plymouth
17/8/05 2 Basking Sharks following one another nose to tail persistently were 2 Km NE of Pendeen Watch SW377358 at 1055 hrs. One was seen to beach
17/8/05 25 Common Dolphins were seen 2 miles west of St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly SV8808, and 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Poll Bank, Isles of Scilly.
18/8/05 A Grey Seal was seen at the Lapwell Dam well up the river Tavy
19/8/05 50 or more Compass Jellyfish, Chrysaora hysoscella were found stranded on Fistral beach SW797620. All were dead except one stranded in a rock pool.
19/8/05 A Leatherback Turtle was seen in Lyme bay SY1070
19/8/05  135 Gannets flew past the Carracks SW467409 heading west in groups of 1 to 6, passing for 1½ hours, Feeding behaviour was only observed off Carn Naun Point SW467410. 50 Oystercatchers were being quite noisy on the rocks below the cliff, briefly joined by a Curlew.
19/8/05 A Grey Seal was seen 150 yds offshore at Loe Beach SW826381
20/8/05 One Bottlenose Dolphin was seen off Berry Head SX948567 at 0745 hrs, there were 2 off the head at 1015 hrs and three or four at 1030 hrs There was also a single Bottlenose in Brixham Harbour at 1345 hrs.
20/8/05 People intentionally cut off by the tide on Tregantle Beach SX388525 were approached by a large Grey Seal in the water just off the beach  at 1930 hrs. The seal seemed very curious and regularly came close to check up on the walkers and their black Labrador dog as they went along the beach
20/8/05 A 1½ metre Ocean Sunfish was seen 200 metres off Putsborough Beach SS4441.There were mackerel in the area and gulls were feeding
21/8/05 A single Bottlenose Dolphins was seen in Tor Bay SX9260 at 1118 hrs
21/8/05 A Basking Shark was seen from a boat catching Mackerel, slowly heading north for 10 to 20 minutes well off The Minack Theatre SW387220
21/8/05 A yacht heading east 3 miles SW of The Runnelstone SW369200 at 1030 hrs was approached from the north by a pod of 10 to 15 Pilot Whales. The yacht stopped and the whales investigated, circling the yacht and swimming under it. After a while they headed south again and before they were out of sight another pod of about 15 to 20 approached the yacht and did the same before following the others.
21/8/05 A 3ft Ocean Sunfish was seen heading west in Lynmouth Bay SS7249
21/8/05 8 Grey Seal, including 2 young, were seen on rocks, or in the channel between the island and the mainland at Godrevy SW591433
21/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Pendeen SW385358 early in the morning and another was seen there late in the afternoon
22/8/05 A Grey Seal was seen just off the Falmouth Lifeboat Station SW811327
22/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was off Pendeen SW385358 late afternoon
22/8/05 A grey Seal was seen swimming off the beach at St. Agnes SW721516
23/8/05 A pod of 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dolphins approached a catamaran in Newquay Bay off Watergate SW842649 for a quick examination and then went on their way, probably feeding. An Ocean Sunfish also approached the catamaran and swam under it.
23/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen to breach a few times off Porthcurno SW387222
23/8/05 2 Ocean Sunfish were seen between Lamorna SW451241 and Porthgwarra SW371216
24/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was off Penden SW385358 late afternoon
24/8/05 4 or 5 Harbour Porpoises were off Berry Head SX948567 at 0855 but 5 minutes later there were 8 or 9 including 3 juveniles. Storm Petrels and Shearwaters were in the area.
24/8/05 An 18Ē Ocean Sunfish was seen at Long Rock SW498308 1.5 metres fin to fin and 1m long. Seen from kayak 1 km from shore
25/8/05 A Grey Seal was 10 metres off the pier at St. Ives Harbour SW520407 being fed fish by anglers on the pier
25/8/05 A Bottlenose Dolphin was seen between Oddicombe SX927657 and  Babbacombe SX930655 at 1400 hrs
25/8/05 A Harbour Porpoise was spotted close inshore by lifeguards at 1630 hrs off Perran Sands. SW7556. It stranded at 1700 hrs. and British Divers Marine Life Rescue unit attended. After 2 unsuccessful re-float attempts it was decided to dispatch the animal by euthanasia and it was pronounced dead at 2130 hrs.
25/8/05 An Ocean Sunfish was off Pendeen SW385358 late afternoon
26/8/05 2 Bottlenose Dolphins passed Hellís Mouth SW603429 heading west at 1700 hrs
26/8/05 Two Ocean Sunfish were seen swimming around Crab pot buoys , apparently feeding all afternoon near Navax Point SW592437
26/8/05 A Grey Seal was seen in the Helford River, level with Gillan Creek SW7725 at 1700 hrs
27/8/05 A basking shark was seen in Coverack Bay SW783182 at 1355 hrs
27/8/05 A 5ft Leatherback Turtle was seen heading south about a mile of Start Point SX830370
27/8/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were off Hayle Towans SW551382 at 0745 hrs for 15 minutes, then headed east. They returned at 1248 hrs and a jet ski was moving slowly, but too close, and a tour boat from St. Ives, with a load of passengers was hovering too close also. Probably the same pod was back at 1800 hrs heading east and returned again at 2030 hrs following a large boat full of people heading west
27/8/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were off Hayle SW549391 at 0745 heading east
27/8/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were off St Ives Sw521411 at 1200 hrs
27/8/05 30 Common Dolphins were seen 2 miles off The Manacles SW8120
27/8/05 A one metre Ocean Sunfish was seen off Pentewan Beach SX021468 The big floppy fin was watched for 10 minutes before it made off at speed.
27/8/05 6 bottlenose Dolphins were passing Hayle Estuary SW549391 heading west at 1400 hrs
27/8/05 An 8ft Basking Shark was seen off The Manacles SW8120 at midday
27/8/05 A Basking Shark was spotted 1½ Km SW of Carn Gloose SW353313and a Harbour Porpoise was seen behind the Brisons SW340301 from 1115 Ė1130 hrs
27/8/05 A basking Shark, 4 Harbour Porpoises, and an Ocean Sunfish were all off Pendeen SW385358 late afternoon
27/8/05 A whale was seen 4 miles off Coverack SW722142. It was about the size of a Pilot Whale and twisted its head when it breached
28/8/05 A large Minke Whale, probably 30 ft, was spotted 2 Km south of Gwennap Head SW367215 and another fin was briefly seen that could have been a second one closer in at 1300 hrs
28/8/03 A 2 to 3 ft Ocean Sunfish was seen about ¼ mile off Black Head SW779162 during the afternoon.
28/8/05 AN 18Ē Ocean Sunfish was seen heading north east 2 mile south of Nare Head SW916370
28/8/05 4 Basking Sharks were seen between Sennen Cove SW3526 and Gywenver SW362274 during the day, one early in the morning and three more before evening
28/8/05 A Bottlenose Dolphin was seen off Waterside Headland near Broadsands SX8957 at 1200 hrs.
28/8/05 3 Basking Sharks were spotted off Gywenver Beach SW362276. One in the morning and 2 in the afternoon
28/8/05 A 12 to 15ft Basking Shark spent an hour or more swimming up and down, 200 yards off the beach at Gywnver SW362276, despite being followed by about a dozen surfers paddling on their boards
28/8/05 2 Basking Sharks were off Cape Cornwall SW349318 at 0900 hrs
28/8/05 5 Harbour Porpoises were seen a mile off the Manacles Buoy SW8120
29/8/05 30 Common Dolphins were seen off Falmouth SW8028 at 1100 hrs
29/8/05 3 Basking Sharks were in the tide race outside the Brispns SW340301. One was very large, say 30 ft, with a rounded fin. 4 Harbour Porpoises were also in the tide race.
29/8/05 A Basking Shark was seen off Cape Cornwall SW349318at 0900 hrs
29/8/05 A Basking Shark and an Ocean Sunfish were off Pendeen SW385358 late afternoon
29/8/05 2 dolphins were seen in Fowey harbour mouth SX120509
29/8/05 3 Harbour porpoises were seen feeding, heading south west, 3 mile off Portscatho SW877354. Observer was first alerted by jumping fish.
29/8/05 2 Basking sharks were seen heading north 300 metres off Landís End SW341253. one was 7 metres long , the other 3 metres.
29/8/05 A 3 to 4 metre Basking Shark was seen at Sennen Cove SW3526. An 18Ē Ocean Sunfish and at least 15 Compass Jellyfish was also in the Bay with shoals of mackerel.
29/8/05 A Bottlenose Dolphin was seen off Broadsands SX8957 from 1330 to 1400 hrs. and a Grey Seal was seen diving in Brixham Harbour SX9256
29/8/05 A pod of dolphins, 2 males and a juvenile, was seen twice 2 miles off Cadgwith SW722142
29/8/05 7 Bottlenose Dolphins passed between Godrevy Point SW581433 and the Island heading west at 1000 hrs. They were seen, still heading west, off Hayle Towans SW551382 at 1030 hrs. At 1300 hrs they were off St. Ives SW520407 and Hayle Estuary at 1400 hrs back again at St Ives, but headed east from there at 1500 hrs. At 1930 hrs they were off Hayle Estuary again and went west briefly but returned again at 2015 hrs where there was very high and acrobatic leaps.
29/8/05 An 18Ē Ocean Sunfish was seen off Penzer Point SW466249 at 0945 hrs
29/8/05 4 or 5 small dark cetaceans were seen from a distance at the surface off the Manacles SW8120. They were at the surface but not coming completely out of the water, so probably Harbour Porpoises.
29/8/05 A Basking Shark was seen ½ mile south of Bass Point SW716118 at 1501 hrs
29/8/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen 5 miles west of Bolt Tail SX667397 at 1415 hrs
30/8/05 A small Baking Shark was seen 100 metres off Porthgwarra Cove SW371216 at 1100 hrs
30/8/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins headed quickly eastward, with some surface activity, off Godrevy SW581433 at 1500 hrs
30/8/05 A round bodied 1ft turtle was seen swimming north in the Yealm Estuary just inside Misery Point in position 50º18.4 N 04º3.4.W It was light brown with a tortoise like head seen 8ft away from a moored yacht.
30/8/05 A large number of Bottlenose Dolphins were seen in two groups, 30 in one pod and at least 12 in the other, heading east past The Rumps  SW931812   The 2 distinct groups were spread out from well west of The Mouls SW938815 heading behind the island and on toward Trebarwith SX047864
30/8/05 Three Grey Seals were seen bottling and diving in Guglane SW933810 and another with a blue tag on itís right flipper was busy helping itself to fish from anglers lines at The Rumps SW931812
30/8/05 Two Ocean Sunfish were seen heading west from The Rumps SW931812
30/8/05 6 Common Dolphins were seen off Lizard Point SW694115
30/8/05 3 Common Dolphins were seen 3 miles NW of Port Issac SX995809
30/8/05 A 15ft Basking Shark was seen 4 miles north of Tintagel Head SX047890
31/8/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were playing out in the bay at Sennen SW3526 at 1900 hrs
31/8/05 A 7ft Blue Shark swam under the boat of Mounts Bay Gig Club 500 yards off the beach at PenzanceSW4723 when they were practicing in the bay
1/9/05 5 Grey Seals were seen at St. Ives Harbour SW520407. One was very large with 3 other adults and a juvenile at 1700 hrs
2/9/05 A pod of about 20 Common dolphins, including 2 juveniles, were first spotted near The Gear pole SW479293 Mounts Bay at 1530 hrs heading south west. They came close to shore at Penlee Point SW473269 then headed out deep in a south easterly direction. There was a lot of breaching and they were followed by several Herring Gulls.
2/9/05 A report was received of a dead cetacean floating 300 yards off cape Cornwall SW349318 yesterday. A search was made early this morning along the coast but no carcass was found.
2/9/05 A pod of about 30 dolphins were chasing mackerel approximately 15nm off Lyme Regis in Lyme Bay SY1070 at 1400 hrs
2/9/05 A pod of Botrtlenose Dolphins were in Mounts Bay SW4723 heading SW in the evening
2/9/05 Many small,5cm, Black Bream, several small Garfish, 30 cm, and a few mackerel 12 Ė 15 cm were caught by anglers on Newlyn Pier SW467285
3/9/05 An Ocean Sunfish was seen off Brixham Breakwater SX926573 at 1400 hrs
4/9/05 5 Bottlanose Dolphins were bow riding a boat near the Ore Stone SX957630 off Hopeís Nose SX950637 at 1900 hrs
4/9/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were found entangled in monofilament nets 1½ miles west of The Eddystone Lighthouse 50º10N 4º16W between 1500 and 1600 hrs. One was already dead and was weighing the other down which was struggling to stay near the surface to breath. Richard Pearce, who found them, managed to cut free the living porpoiseand the dead one sank quickly. He also cut free all the netting around the living one apart from a few strands near the head and although not strong iy swam off well. Photos were taken, and these may help to identify them if either gets washed up later
6/9/05 A female Grey Seal was seen off St. Anthony Head SW846311 with a small Compass Jellyfish Chrysaora hysoscella near by.
6/9/05 A Bottlenose Dolphins was off Goodtington Sands SX8959 heading south at 0905 hrs
6/9/05 3 Rissoís Dolphins travelled north outside the Brisons SW340311 between 1245 and 1330. All large animals, one very white, the others pale grey
6/9/05 At least 2 Grey Seals were near Black Rock SW833317 at 1545 hrs
7/9/05 4 Grey Seals, 2 male, two female, were at Black Rock Falmouth SW833319, 3 hauled out on the rock the other in the water
7/9/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was off the mouth of the River Teign  SX940722  5 or 6 could be seen at a time so there were probably 15 or more present. Feeding over a wide area in small groups with one very large adult and a juvenile in the pod, they seemed to ignore several yachts and large fishing boats entering the river
7/9/05 A pod of 15 to 20 Bottlenose Dolphins was off Paignton SX895609 at 0845 hrs heading north east bow riding a boat, and past |Thatcher Rock SX944629 at 1045 hrs
7/9/05 A Grey Seal wearing a yellow hat No. 41 or 47, was seen by a snorkeller at Porthminster Beach SW521401 St. Ives at low tide. It swam toward the snorkeller and stayed within 3 metres for 4 or 5 minutes then swam off eastward. The Seal Sanctuary released two young seals in the area earlier this year Teign -  No 41 and Clifford  - No47. They think the seal seen was Teign because he had been reported in the area recently, whereas Clifford was last reported off Wales..
8/9/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was off Tunnel Beach Ilfracombe SS578480 at 1130 hrs very close to the shore around the rocks and popping up everywhere in all directions, so probably 15 to 20 present. They were there for about two hours.  5 Returned and were back off the beach at 1610 hrs
9/9/05 16 Pilot Whales and 3 young were feeding and herding fish, with 5 Bottlenose Dolphins and a Basking Shark close by 26 miles east of Dartmouth SX8851 at 1200 hrs  Gannets and Gulls were in the area.
10/9/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen in the tide race outside The Brisons SW340311 at 1315 hrs.
10/9/05 6 Common Dolphins were seen off Portscatho SW877354 at 1610 hrs
11/9/05 6 or more Harbour Porpoises, including a mother and young one, was seen circling off Tunnel Beach, Ilfracombe SS518480. Watched with binoculars, rounded black backs were seen with small fins in flat calm sea conditions.
11/9/05 A pod of 6 to 10 Bottlenose Dolphins were playing in the surf with surfers at Gywnver SW362276. They were very close inshore, inside the waves at times.
11/9/05 5 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen heading north 100 metres offshore at Landís End SW341253.  They went into Whitesand Bay
11/9/05 7 Bottlenose Dolphins were reported to be off The Minack Theatre SW387220 by the theatre staff.
12/9/05 A Bottlenose Dolphin was seen following a boat off Paignton Harbour SX896603 at 1300 hrs
12/9/05 A Grey Seal was seen 200 yds off the coast path just west of St. Ives SW509412 at 1030 hrs
12/9/05 At least 4 and probably 5 or more Grey Seal were on the Carrack Rocks SW486409 at 1130 hrs
13/9/05 A pod of Harbour Porpoises was spotted feeding in Falmouth Bay SW8028, 8 mile out of Falmouth and about 3 miles east of Helford Buoy. A wildlife tour boat stood well off, but the porpoises approached and surrounded the boat. Three other pods of about 15  spent 8 the 10 minutes with the boat on its way back to Falmouth. All the pods included juveniles. Also a female Grey Seal was seen off Zone Point SW850310, and there were Compass Jellyfish and lots of Garfish in the Bay.
13/9/05 4 Harbour Porpoises were seen about 1Km off Carn Gloose SW353313 at 1000 hrs.
13/9/05 2 Rissoís Dolphins, a mother and calf pair, were seen in Fal Bay SW8028
14/9/05 3 Grey Seals were seen from the coast path at Trevilley Cliffs Nanjizal SW352238
15/9/05 A Grey Seal was seen in Brixham Harbour SX9256 at 1500 hrs
16/9/05 A pod of 6 or 7 Bottlenose dolphins was seen swimming slowly 1 mile west of Newquay Head SW8162
16/9/05 A Basking Shark was seen swimming slowly, close inshore off Lizard Point SW694115
16/9/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen heading south off Roundham Head SX898600 at 1100 hrs
17/9/05 3 Rissoís Dolphins were seen 2 miles off Gwennap Head SW367215
17/9/05 At least 4 Rissoís Dolphins, including one juvenile, were seen heading south off Porthgwarra SW371216 between 0930 and 1000 hrs and 4 Harbour Porpoises were near the Runnelstone SW369200 at the same time
17/9/05 A Grey Seal was seen from the coast path at Lesceave Cliff Praa Sands SW586275 at 1500 hrs
18/9/05 3 Common Dolphins were seen jumping about 2 miles off Towan Beach SW869328 at 1530 hrs. On jumped at least 3 body lengths out of the water and re-entered beak first.
18/9/05 A pod of  25 to 30 Bottlenose Dolphins, including one juvenile, was seen in Fal Bay SW8028. First Seen off the mouth of the Helford River SW7926 they moved to an area off St Anthony Lighthouse SW846311 and were last seen east of Black Rock SW833317. There were a few very pale and mottled large animals in the pod, which were though to be Rissoís Dolphins
18/9/05 A Bottlenose Dolphin was watched heading slowly south for ½ an hour off Roundham Head SX898600 at about 1030 hrs
18/9/05 7 Rissoís Dolphins, including one calf, were watched from 1600 to 1800 hrs spread over a wide area well out off Mousehole SW470263 in Mounts Bay. They were still in the area when the observer left.
19/9/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen about 1½ mile south of Porth Chapel SW382218
19/9/05 2 harbout Porpoises were seen heading south west 4nm south east of Dodman Point SX000392 at 1245 hrs
19/9/05 2 dolphins were watched for 20 minutes by 13th Weymouth Guides close inshore at Weymouth Beach SY6980 at around 1900 hrs
20/9/05 A Grey Seal was seen at Kelsey Head SW764608
21/9/05 A pod of about 10 Bottlenose Dolphins were close inshore off Ilfracombe SS518480. The sea was flat calm and Gannets were diving around the dolphins, but no fish were seen..
21/9/05 A flying fish was seen off Black Head SW779162 by a Coverack fisherman.
23/9/05 20 to 30 Bottlenose Dolphins were in Rock Harbour SW932757 at 1000 hrs. Swimming slowly at first, then swam off the bow ride some boats.
23/9/05 A pod of 5 dolphins was seen in Padstow Bay SW9279
23/9/05 A Grey Seal was seen off Zone Point SW850309 at 1300 hrs
24/9/05 A pod of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen off Polzeath Beach SW9378
26/9/05 2 female Grey Seal were in the surf close to shore at Porthgwarra SW371216
27/9/05 An unidentified whale was seen 4 miles off Cadgwith SW722142. It was the size of a Pilot Whale and it twisted its head as it breached
27/9/05 A large seal carcass was removed from Porthleven Beach SW6225 by the local council before it was properly examined
27/9/05 A pod of about 5 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen in Carrick Roads SW8334 heading for St Mawes SW847330 at 1500 hrs
29/9/05 A Harbour Porpoise was spotted during the morning in Mounts Bay SW4723 from a marine discovery tour boat.
1/10/05 A Leatherback Turtle was sighted off St. Ives SW5241 by birdwatchers in the early afternoon.
1/10/05 A  38cm long Amberjack, Seriola sp. was caught in a gill net ½ mile off Seaton Beach by fishing vessel Temeraire
2/10/05 A Grey Seal pup was found at Baggy Point. This is the first seal birth recorded along this stretch of coast. It looked about a week old and healthy, but was in an exposed position and as no mother was seen it was considered to be in danger and was taken to the seal sanctuary
2/10/05 A 2 metre long Bottlenose Dolphin carcass was found stranded at Babbacombe Mouth SS394258. An autopsy may be carried out on site by the Institute of Zoology
3/10/05 2 large dark dolphins, probably Bottlenose, were frantically feeding on 10lb Bass around a fishing boat one mile off the Lizard SW694115. A seal pup caught a Garfish at the same time.
3/10/05 A dolphin was seen off Porthmellon Head SW868320 in position 50º8.0N 4º59.5W at 1100 hrs
4/10/05 At least 2 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen heading east inside the Thatcher Rock SX944629 at high tide.
5/10/05 A Grey Seal pup was seen being suckled by itís mum at Godrevy SW581428, and several bull seals were patrolling offshore.
5/10/05 30 to 40 Common Dolphins were seen in Fal Bay SW8028. Juveniles were present and there was a lot of surface activity.
6/10/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphin appeared to be feeding at the mouth of Falmouth Harbour SW823333
8/10/05 A pod of about 300 Common Dolphins, about 25% of which were juveniles, stayed with a boat travelling from The Manacles SW8120 to an area over the Old Wall SW859301, a distance of about 8 miles. A hydrophone was deployed and the dolphins were extremely vocal. Gannets were diving
10/10/05 8 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 at about 0900 hrs. There was some surface activity
12/10/05 2 or 3 dolphins made a superb 5 minute display of spin jumping, high breaching and bow riding a Yacht heading east south of Fowey in position 50º11.9N 4º42.2W
13/10/05 4 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen heading up the Carrick Roads SW8334 at 1630 hrs, and 5 or 6 more were seen heading in the same direction off Castle Point SW841326 at 1830 hrs. These were considered to be a different group
14/10/05 5 or more Bottlenose Dolphin were seen playing off the mouth of the Helford River SW7926
14/10/05 A Striped Dolphin carcass was found at Porth Mear SW847717. The young female must have suffered a terrible death judging by the wounds on her face, head and body, and her broken jaw, suffered as a result of a long hard battle to try and free herself from the net she had become entangled in..
15/10/05 A pod of at least 12 Bottlenose Dolphins gave a high speed display of acrobatics and complete mastery of their environment ¼ mile east of Penzance Harbour SW476303 at 1400 hrs. Antics included breaching and bow riding, and in the case of one large, (12ft) individual, keeping pace with a boat and its every change of direction and speed whilst swimming upside-down looking up at the crew peering over the bow. The dolphins stayed in the area for about an hour and seemed to be working together, perhaps feeding
15/10/05 Two Grey Seals remained within the cove close to the beach in very rough seas at Mill Bay Nanjizal SW357236 at 1300 hrs. It seemed at times they would like to get on the beach, but not much beach left with the incoming tide. They were 4 metres from the beach when we left at 1630 hrs.
16/10/05 A dozen Bottlenose Dolphins were bow riding a boat 500 metres off Penzance harbour SW476303 at 1500 hrs
20/10/05 A dead 10 ft Pilot Whale was found floating at sea off Teignmouth by a fisherman who towed it to The Point SX938722. There were no obvious signs of the cause of death, but it was clear that it had been dead for a number of days
20/10/05 A pod of at least 5 dolphins, including one juvenile,  probably Bottlenose, was seen 100 to 200 metres offshore from Chapel Porth SW694498 from 1830 to 1845 hrs. They were moving slowly, probably feeding.
22/10/05 A young, well grown Grey Seal was found at the back of a cave at Kynance Cove SW685132. Photos were taken.
26/10/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Berry Head SX948569 at 0900 hrs
27/10/05 A pod of about 30 unidentified dolphins was seen heading east off The Carracks SW467409 at 0930 hrs
28/10/05 7 or 8 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen heading west off Godrevy SW58143 at 1330 hrs, and were seen again off The Hayle Estuary SW549391 at 1500 hrs
29/10/05 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were seen off Porthmeor Beach SW516410 at 1315 hrs and 7 or 8 were off Hayle Towans SW551382 at 1550 hrs where there was a lot of surface activity. 7 or 8 were seen at 1645 hrs off St. Ives Harbour SW520407 heading east.
29/10/05 A pod of 8 or more Bottlenose Dolphins was seen playing and jumping in the bay off Carbis Bay SW528389 then headed north toward St. Ives. Two unidentified dolphins seen heading NE in an erratic manner, possibly chasing fish off Hayle Bar SW540400 were probably from this group.
29/10/05 A single Harbour Porpoise was seen 100m offshore at Sextonís Burrow SS552486 at 1430 hrs.
30/10/05 A pod of at least 20, and probably a lot more, Harbour Porpoises was seen at 1530 hrs. They were spread out over a wide area 10m to 80m offshore feeding with diving birds but some appeared to be moving south between Doyden Point SW967806 and Trevan Point SW961802. They were watched for 30 minutes.
30/10/05 There were 7 or 8 Bottlenose Dolphins off St. Ives Harbour SW520407 at 1700 hrs
2/11/05 A Killer Whale was seen chasing 5 or 6 very large grey dolphins, probably Bottlenose, beyond the surf, close to shore off Droskyn Piont SW751543. The dolphins were jumping high and appeared to be in distress rather than being playful. They were last seen at 1330 hrs heading north.
5/11/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen to the west of the Cowloe SW348266 Sennen at 1100 hrs heading SW toward Landís End
6/11/05 A pod of about 5 Bottlenose Dolphins, including one juvenile, was seen heading east off West Pentire Head SW772612.. Observed with binoculars, the dorsal fin of one seemed to be pale toward the point.
8/11/05 5 Harbour Porpoises, 3 adults and 2 juveniles, were seen riding the swell coming into Berry Head SX948569 from 0900 to 1000 hrs
8/11/05 3 Pilot Whales have stranded at different locations along the Dorset coast in the last couple of days.
8/11/05 A Bottlenose Dolphin was found trapped in Penzance Harbour SW476303 at 0845 hrs and was reported to BDMLR. Medics attended immediately and assessed it to be very weak and in poor condition with rake mark injuries. It stranded on the slipway and died before it could be euthanasiad.
9/11/05 A Common Seal hauled out on the slipway at St. Ives Harbour SW520407. BDMLR medics and Seal Sanctuary staff attended expecting that it might need help, but it was healthy and uninjured and soon went back into the water.
9/11/05 A pod of at least 4 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen heading west in a rough sea, between St. Agnes and St. Agnes Head SW697515. There were some gulls about but no Gannets.
12/11/05 A female Grey Seal was seen off Ham Point Frogmore Creek Kingsbridge Estuary SX7441. It was heading North East, swam up the creek and seemed to be on foraging dives.
14/11/05 30 or more Common Dolphins were seen off Coverack SW783182
17/11/05 A pod of 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dolphins was seen playing and leaping off Carn Boel SW355232 at midday. Seen from a dive boat, they were not heading in any direction but appeared to be just having fun.
17/11/05 A pod of 9 Bottlenose Dolphins, including a large battle scarred male and a 4ft calf, were very playful and inquisitive as they followed the Sea Fisheries RIB as they patrolled from Porthmeor Beach SW516410 to Carbis Bay SW528389
17/11/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen 1km north of Pendeen Watch SW377358 at 1200 hrs.
18/11/05 A pod of 10 to 20 very active Common Dolphins were seen beneath Gannets about 1Km south of Marazion Beach SW512308 from 1600 to 1630 hrs
19/11/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen travelling fast into Whitesand Bay off Nanjulian Cliff SW357286 at 1130 hrs
20/11/05 5 Harbour Porpoises, including one calf, were seen a mile south east of Lamorna Cove SW451241 at 1330 hrs in good sea conditions
20/11/05 3 very large shoals of fish were picked up on an echo sounder between Landís End SW270120, and Wolf Rock SW270120, one of them accompanied by a host of seabirds, including various gulls, Auks and Gannets. Other birds seen were 2 Mediterranean Shearwaters, a Mediterranean Gull, and a flock of about 20 Eider Ducks
20/11/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen heading toward the coast 1 Km off St. Ives Island SW521411 at 1130hrs
21/11/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were 600 metres north of Pendeen Watch SW377358 and at least 6 Harbour Porpoises were 300 metres north of Botallack SW361338 feeding beneath Gannets from 1130 to 1200 hrs.
22/11/05 A pod of 200 to 300 Common Dolphins was seen heading north east at a moderate pace off Willapark Cliff SX089912. There was a small group of Harbour Porpoises closer inshore heading in the same direction and at the same speed but not interacting with the dolphins. Following about 1 Km behind was a pod of 10 to 15 Bottlenose Dolphin but these turned inshore where they some remained stationary on the surface while others dived out of sight. Then the whole pod headed off west.
23/11/05 5 Harbour Porpoises were 700m north of Pendeen Watch SW377358 and at least 4 Harbour Porpoises were 500m north of Botallack SW361338. They were all feeding in the tide race beneath Gannets from 1130 to 1200 hr
23/11/05 a Harbour Porpoise was seen to the west of The Cowloe SW348216 at 1030 hrs.
23/11/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphin were seen off St Ives SW521411 at midday. There was some surface activity
24/11/05 A Harbour Porpoise briefly surfaced heading ESE just west of Three Stone Oar SW381365 at 1015 hrs. Many Gannets were in the area.
24/11/05 A Grey Seal Pup was found on Meadfoot Beach, Torquay SX930630 this morning. It was small and thin, although moulted. It was collected by the RSPCA and taken to Taunton to be fed and eventually released.
26/11/05 One Harbour Porpoise was seen around rocks just offshore at Pentire Head West SW772612 at 1400 hrs.
27/11/05 One Harbour Porpoise was 500m south of Porthgwarra Cove SW371216  close to a group of cove boats fishing for Bass at 1335 hrs
29/11/05 There were about 15 Harbour Porpoises in Mounts Bay SW4723, a group of 8 and others scattered about singly or in pairs. Also in the Bay was a pod of 12 Common Dolphins, seen well in a calm sea. One had a deformed dorsal fin, bent over to the right, but otherwise looking healthy. Also seen were a few Common Scoter, a Red Throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers and a 1st year Black Guillemot.
30/11/05 A pair of Bottlenose Dolphins was seen breaching in close association from the Durlston Observation Point SZ0377 at 0930 hrs and 3 Bottlenose Dolphins, possibly an adult with 2 juveniles, were seen heading westward, moving quite fast off Tilly Whim Caves Durlston SZ0376 at 1130 hrs.
30/11/05 6 Bottlenose Dolphin were breaching off Porthkidney Sands SW5438 at 1500hrs
30/11/05 2 to 3 Harbour Porpoises have been seen regularly during the past month, off Giants Castle, Trescoe, Isles of Scilly, SV882161
2/12/05 A pod of 4 or 5 Bottlenose Dolphin, including one juvenile, was seen in Sennen Cove SW3426 during the afternoon
3/12/05 A Grey Seal was seen in the outer Harbour at Portreath SW655454 and it immediately went out to sea.
6/12/05 About 150 Common Dolphins were seen off the mouth of the Helford River SW7926
11/12/05 A pod of about 20 Common Dolphin including 2 juveniles, was watched for 2 hours in Mounts Bay SW4723
11/12/05 A pod of about a dozen Bottlenose Dolphins was seen in Plymouth Sound SX4650. One individual was 300 metres off the Hoe, a group of about 8 was in the middle of the Sound and an adult with a young one swam under a yacht, swimming east.
 12/12/05 British Divers Marine Life Rescue Unit was called to a Common Dolphin swimming in circles in Porthleven Harbour SW626255 during the morning. Medics attended and found it entangled in fishing nets, very underweight and seriously injured by its struggle in the net. A vet decided that euthanasia was appropriate.
12/12/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were surfacing for short periods off Berry Head SX948567 from 0800 to 0900 hrs.
14/12/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were surfacing for short periods off Berry Head SX948567 from 0800 to 0900 hrs
14/12/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen 200 metres south of Porthgwarra Cove SW371216 at 1415 hrs feeding beneath Gannets
15/12/05 4 Harbour Porpoises, including one juvenile, just east of St. Clementís Isle SW474261 heading north toward Newlyn.
15/12/05 Two Harbour Porpoise were so close inshore near the rocks at Penzance SW472297 in the late afternoon, it was feared that they might strand. British Divers Marine Life Rescue team was alerted and responded quickly. However after a few very close encounters with the rocks the porpoises went back to sea.
15/12/05 4 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Berry Head SX948567 from 0800 to 0900 hrs
16/12/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Berry Head SX948567 from 0800 to 0900 hrs
16/12/05 There was a small pod of 3 to 5 Harbour Porpoises in Mounts Bay SW4729 this morning, also a Black Guillemot which had been in the bay for several days.
17/12/05 3 Risso's Dolphin, and 2 Harbour Porpoise, were seen in Mounts Bay SW4723 today.
18/12/05 4 Harbour Porpoises were seen in Mounts BaySW4729. Also seen were 6 Brent Geese, 20 Common Scoter and a Black Guillemot.
19/12/05 Heading east out of Falmouth SW8331 a trip boat came across about 200 Common Dolphins in groups of 20 to 50 and the numbers increased as they headed further out until at 14 miles off there were thousands, all around as far as the eye could see, jumping, feeding and squealing. The squeals could be heard through the hull of the boat
19/12/05 6 Harbour Porpoises were seen at Low Lee SW481272. Mounts Bay
20/12/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen off the Penlee Lifeboat House SW473270 Mounts Bay
20/12/05 A Common Seal was seen hauled out on the rocks on The Cowloe SW348266 Sennen, and a single Harbour Porpoise was seen in Mounts Bay.SW4729
21/12/05 A pod of about 30 Common Dolphins was found about 8 miles east of Falmouth in approximate position 50º09N 04º53W.
21/12/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen off the Penlee Lifeboat Station SW473270, Mounts Bay
22/12/05 A Harbour Porpoise was seen 200 metres south of Porthgwarra Cove SW371216 at1300 hrs and another, was seen 500 metres south west of Gwennap Head SW367216 at 1425 hrs. All were feeding beneath Gannets
24/12/05 At least 4 Harbour Porpoises, including one juvenile, was seen 1 Km souh of Porthgwarra Cove SW371216 at 1330 hrs.
24/12/05 4 Harbour Porpoises were seen off the Penlee Lifeboat Station SW473270 Mounts Bay
24/12/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were feeding just off Berry Head SX948567 at 1000 hrs
25/12/05 6 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Gwennap Head SW371216 at 1300 hrs
26/12/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were feeding just off Berry Head SX948567 at 0830 hrs
28/12/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were feeding just off Berry Head SX948567 at 0930 hrs
28/12/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were seen off Newlyn SW4629 at 1630 hrs.
28/12/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were seen briefly in poor sea conditions off Start Point SX830370, Devon. They were heading eastward beneath feeding gannets and did not appear to linger off the point.
29/12/05 3 Harbour Porpoises were feeding just off Berry Head SX948567 at 0900 hrs
30/12/05 2 Harbour Porpoises were feeding just off Berry Head SX948567 at
 0900 hrs
31/12/05 4 Harbour Porpoises were feeding just off Berry Head SX948567 at 0930 hrs

 

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