22 June 2010

More dolphin action...

In addition to the Bottle-nosed Dolphins seen off Horton this weekend, Richard Wilson emailed me this link of Common Dolphins in Oxwich Bay on Saturday, which is well worth looking at. I think even I could take to sea without overdosing on Stugeron to enjoy an experience like this in these conditions! Well done the Pearce family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7POhUWHJknY

Rob Colley and crew on their latest cetacean monitoring transect on 8th June, between Gower and Lundy, reported seeing circa 400 Common Dolphins, 2 Risso's Dolphin, 4 Minke Whales and 7 Habour Porpoise. so well worth scanning the sea at present while conditions and chances of seeing cetaceans are so good.

Some images from this trip on the 8th to help you with your identification...

Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) (c) Alan Parfitt

Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) (c) Alan Parfitt

Risso's Dolphins (Grampus griseus) (c) Steve Rosser

Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) (c) Alan Parfitt

Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) (c) Alan Parfitt

1 comment:

Mark Hipkin said...

Wow, fantastic scenes. Congrats to Alan Parfitt and Steve Rosser on those excellent images. Also to the Pearce family on a great little video and a very nice boat.