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3 September 2019
deep water oceanic tropical Tripletail,
was caught in a net at
Bay (mid Bristol Channel). It was only the second record from around
birds from Porthgwarra
in Cornwall, I followed a pod of Risso’s
griseus, moving west. After they were
lost to view, I was still searching through my scope when a large fish
jumped out of the sea in the middle of my view. The view was for about
a second but I noted the following: about two metres long and powerful
looking, large rayed dorsal fin along its back, strikingly melon-shaped,
with a blunt forehead. This looks like a Dolphinfish,
tropical fish has not been definitely recorded in British seas before.
was an unconfirmed
previous sighting in the Camel
estuary, Cornwall on 1 August 2000.
Pink Salmon have been recorded in British
seas and rivers.
Society article of records (by Mike Markey)
very first BMLSS record of the Scale-rayed
palloni, was video-photographed
off the Isles of Scilly. Its prevalence in
British seas is not known because of too few reports.
2.5 metre long Swordfish,
washed up dead on the extensive sandy west facing beach at Berrrow,
between Brean and Burnham-on-Sea,
Somerset. The early morning unusual discovery was made by Graham
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