We had several successful trips over the weekend, with great weather and some fabulous wildlife sightings. Sea surface temperatures are now reaching up to 12.9 degrees Celsius which is very warm for this time of year. Lots of HUGE barrel jellyfish are now present in the waters surrounding Falmouth and we are also starting to record our first sightings of some amazing migratory birds such as swallows and sandwich terns which are beginning to return to the UK for the summer. All signs that spring is on its way!
There has been lots of activity of harbour porpoises recently, including a group of 10 juveniles playing in the Carrick Roads, and signs of bait fish which is promising for the coming months. Yesterday we had an unusual encounter with a lone juvenile common dolphin, with no other individuals present, after searching the surrounding area thoroughly. Only in the last couple of years have we witnessed, on occasion, young common dolphins completely on their own. This could be the result of a separation from its family or an unfortunate circumstance where its relatives had sadly died, but with any luck it will remain active and be able to feed itself.
We still have spaces on our trip this Sunday for Mother’s Day if you would like to book on. We offer vouchers for our wildlife cruises which would make a wonderful gift, you just need to phone either 01326 753389 or 316098.
Harbour Porpoises, multiple interactions, Common Dolphins, including a lone juvenile, Atlantic Grey Seals, high counts, FIRST Swallows for 2019, FIRST Sandwich Tern, FIRST Mediterranean Gulls, Great Northern Divers, seeing double figures now on some trips, Black-Throated Divers, Manx Shearwaters, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Gannets, Peregrine Falcons, Ravens, at nest site, LOTS of Barrel Jellyfish