White-sided Dolphin is limited to the north
of Scotland and the northern North Sea.
male Atlantic White-sided Dolphin,
washed up and died on Baleshare
beach, North Uist,
in the Western Isles in Scotland. I have not seen this species of dolphin
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arcticus, was captured by the
trawler 'Rosses Fisher' fishing at a depth
of only 50 metres off the Blasket Islands (SW Ireland). It the first recorded
landing of one from the Dingle
Bay area in over 35 years.
abundant in the seas around the north of the British Isles, the Saithe
or Coley, Pollachius virens,
are not regularly caught around Guernsey. Colin
Help caught a Saithe
on rod and line weighing 1332 grams off the breakwater of St. Peter Port
Guernsey fisherman Rick Ferbrache
caught a 2466 gram Couch's Sea-Bream,
pagrus, off Guernsey's north-west
coast in a mesh-ray net.
out of Shoreham Harbour (Sussex) continue to
capture a handful of the Short-snouted
hippocampus, in the nets on every
trip out. They are all returned to the sea.
huge European Oyster,
edulis, described as the size
of a dinner plate, has been found by a fisherman on the Isle of Wight.
Towill, who works for a local fishery said
he had been looking for winkles and was amazed
when he found the 1.4kg (3 lb) mollusc.
a dead Puffin,
and other sea birds,
together with miscellaneous cargo debris were
discovered washed up on Shoreham Beach,
West Sussex. These two sea birds are not usually
washed ashore in Sussex in such a fresh condition.
of Snake Pipefish,
aequoreus, were washed up dead and alive
on the north-east coast of England after being blown in by easterly winds.
I received an unprecedented eleven reports in one day.
7.5 metres (TL) long Basking Shark,
tons gutted, was landed by a Dutch trawler
in Denmark. The liver weighed 400 kg.
was a most extraordinary report of a Peacock
Butterfly that Mark
Lee rescued from a rock
pool on the Welsh coast at Newgale
commercial fisherman landed a rare Fan
Mussel, Atrina fragilis, caught
in 100 metres of water somewhere south-east of Sark (to the east of the
Longue Bank) in the Channel Islands.
Lee Allen and Gary Cann caught a 95 kg (210
nasus, in a net set for Bass
over night in St Ouen's Bay (west coast of Jersey), half a mile off the
beach. In the weeks previously several Bass
had been bitten in half in their nets. The fish was sold for over £200.
It is unusual for Porbeagle Sharks
to be caught in the winter months, and and they are usually caught in the
summer in the southern part of the English Channel.
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Whale,Orcinus orca, was spotted
in the Firth of Forth (Firth on the east coast of Scotland, north of Edinburgh)
at first by maintenance workers on the Forth
Rail Bridge. The Killer Whale
was spotted feeding on the local seals.
It was last seen off Hound
Point (near Dalmeny) 2.5 km east of the Forth
the gales even more (at least seven over the weekend) reports of Snake
were received from the east coast of
England from Northumberland to Essex. Some were washed up dead and others
were returned to the sea alive.
huge 276 metre long container vessel Napoli was deliberately grounded
one mile off Branscombe
Bay, Lyme Bay,
Devon, on the Jurassic Coast World
Heritage Site. The ship contained 1650 tonnes of fuel oil plus diesel
and some of this leaked over the following days causing an oil slick several
kilometres long and fatally oiling at least 600 sea birds, mostly Guillemots
in the first four days.
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found a dead Triggerfish,
capriscus, after the tide had just turned
the way down to Liniclate
beach on the Isle
of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, western Scotland. Triggerfish
are not so often found this far north.
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brama, was caught by professional fisherman Björn
Österling, off south-west Sweden in a
bottom net. It weighed 1.36 kg with a total length (including caudal fin)
of 52 cm.
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