Bottlenose dolphin ID
During a ferry trip returning from a conference in France, a chance conversation between Sue Sayer of CSGRT and Dr Matthew Witt from the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus highlighted that Matt had got a top quality set of photos of potentially most of the inshore bottlenose dolphin (BND) pod when they visited the Fal…Read More
It always pays to expect the unexpected. At the back of the haul out on the other side of the beach from us we noticed a small seal that looked a bit different. Looking through the binoculars in a howling gale isn’t easy and despite discussing the possibility of it being a common seal, we…Read More
Oil and seals don’t mix!
Phew! After a survey where no seals were spotted it is good to arrive at the mainland haul out, peer over the cliff and find they have returned! Just three days later the haul out had returned to normal and I was happy! After the initial count and age/sex data collection, I began taking photos…Read More
Like the rest of the Cornish coast, the mainland haul out beach hasn’t come through the recent storms unscathed. A large quantity of sand has been ripped off the beach revealing lines of boulders under the cliff and somewhat surprisingly a rocky wave cut platform. Whilst it is hard to judge scale from distance, it…Read More
Good news at last!
After the loss of our last pup on the mainland haul out at the start of the year, it was a relief to get some good news about pups in Cornwall! This came in the form of a release of rehabilitated seals by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. The seas have been wild, but Thursday’s forecast…Read More