hudsonicus, (left) and Eurasian Whimbrel (right)
difference in underwing colour
Pagham Nature Reserve
young 3.5 metre long Sowerby's Beaked Whale,
bidens, stranded alive at the Port of
of Lewis, Outer
Scotland. The badly injured whale,
which died shortly after stranding, had a fractured jaw and this would
have prevented him from feeding, although otherwise he looked healthy.
Beaked Whale is a rarely seen deep water species.
dactylopterus, was caught in a creel
off the Outer Hebrides,
western Scotland, whilst fishing for Nephrops
a notable capture of a northern deep water small species of fish.
number of fishermen on the Sussex coast are reporting catches of non-native
americanus, and Dungeness Crabs,
magister, in an area in the vicinity
of Brighton on the Sussex coast.
should be retained and it is illegal to return non-native species to the
sea. Report finds to to IFCA
or the MMO.
by George Sutton
crab was caught in nets off Brighton by George Sutton, who also caught
an American Lobster
on 19 June 2015.
up dying on Severn
Beach at the mouth of the River Seven where the Bristol Channel narrows.
It was two metres in length, including the long bill.
of jellyfish have been reported off the south-western
and western coasts off Britain, notable off Dorset and Wales. By far the
most noticeable have been the large Barrel
Jellyfish, Rhizostoma octopus
but also the huge stinging Lion's Mane
Jellyfish washed up at Sandbanks,
by Lisa Harris
diameter of the bell in these jellyfish were up to 75 cm.
Foundation Humpback Whale Sightings Reports
novaengliae, perished after becoming
entangled in rope of the north-east coast of Scotland. A fisherman spotted
the whale near the village of Helmsdale,
but the rescue attempts were thwarted by stormy seas. On the plus side,
there have been higher than normal sightings
of Humpback Whales
around the coast off Britain including one report from the Irish Sea off
hippoglossus, over two metres in length
was captured on rod and line and released off the Lofoten
& Photographs by Paul
novaeangliae, was spotted between the Isles
of Scilly and Land's
End from the Scillonian
III. This rare whale is rarely seen in
British seas, occasionally spotted from ships and boats on the whale's
travels from deep water off Iceland to off Africa. A
was seen breaching
off Mousehole, Cornwall.
Dolphin, Lagenorhyncus albirostris,
was spotted swimming off the Needles,
Isle of Wight. This is the first report from this area of sea of this dolphin
although a pod has been reported from Lyme
Bay fifty miles to the west.
& Dolphins in British Seas
huge 59 kg (131 lb) Conger
conger, measuring 2.1 metres
long was brought into Plymouth
Fish Market having being caught in a trawl on open ground off the coast
of south Devon.
by Vivian Clark
on Camera facebook
of four Killer Whales, Orca orcinus,
were spotted off Bigga
in Yell Sound, Shetland.
Whales are regular visitors to the seas around
these northernmost British archipelago, north of the Scottish mainland,
but it is not everybody who manages to see them. This
sighting was newsworthy because of the presence of a male with a folded
and limp fin (flopped towards the right), which should be erect and upright
as in the second photograph.
from Andy Foote
on this individual: Vivian Clark and Filipa
Samarra who leads the research on the Icelandic
Whales have been looking through photos from
old encounters and based on the scarring pattern on the saddle patch and
eye patch it looks likely that this is '13' in the Scotland ID catalogue.
That also fits with the association between the flopped male and the group
that '13' belonged to. He had a totally upright fin in 2010
and was first photographed with a flopped fin in 2012,
so it seems to have happened over a relatively short time.
pair of Common Dolphin
Delphinus delphis, spent
two hours swimming around Weymouth
Harbour for the appreciation of onlookers. Dolphins
off the Dorset coast and can be sometimes be seen from the shore, but it
is only rarely will they follow boats into harbour.
Watch Foundation Cetacean Sighting Form
also managed to take a video of Dolphins swimming under Weymouth bridge,
Dorset. Louise Stevens posted original and has gone viral 34k views.....unbelievable
Posted by Stuart
Stevens on Sunday, 26 April 2015
by Stuart Stevens
23 April 2015
pod of three to five Killer Whales,
orcinus, were spotted in Pentland
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