From puffins to tuna, and little grebes to seal pups, we recorded a whole diversity of different wildlife which is what our cruises are all about. We also saw the beautiful but dangerous visitor, the Portuguese Man o’ War, which have been appearing around the Cornish coast recently, and we had our second sighting of a grey phalarope (photo courtesy of Rick Morris from earlier in the year), a tiny migratory wader. A small pod of common dolphins was spotted 2 miles off, hunting and splashing right in the middle of Falmouth Bay. Ellis the common seal was found right up the Penryn River with a fish in its mouth and another new born seal pup was spotted in the same little cove again! The other seal pup is getting considerably larger each day but this new pup must’ve only been born within the day as it was still tiny, white and furry.
9 Common Dolphins, fast hunting group, 1 Harbour Porpoise, Giant Bluefin Tuna, 1 Common Seal, up Penryn River, 12 Atlantic Grey Seals, including one new born pup, third for this year, Portuguese Man O’ War, 1 Grey Phalarope, second for this year, 4 Puffins, winter plumage, Guillemots and Razorbills, winter plumage, Mediterranean Gulls, Kittiwakes, Gannets, Little Grebes, 1 Curlew, Herons, Egrets