We were joined by the amazing Emily from Beach Guardian yesterday to collect the first of our water samples to try and form a valuable database. Samples were collected through plastic trawling nets from 5 different locations and will later be analysed for microplastics and signs of life such as plankton. Unfortunately several people couldn’t make it but everyone on board was full of energy and loved being out at sea, able to record some fantastic wildlife. We spotted some more harbour porpoises around the Manacles, giving us a 100% sighting record for this species for this year so far. Over 20 puffins were recorded flying past, including a small flock which gave us a close view of the tiny birds. Manx shearwaters and guillemots and razorbills are increasing in numbers offshore and we were pleased to spot one of our nesting pairs of peregrine falcons.
Unfamiliar times ahead but until further notice, we are still more than happy to take you out to sea by taking all the necessary precautions and providing of course that you are symptom-free.
4 Harbour Porpoises, juveniles hunting, 3 Atlantic Grey Seals, hauled out, 21 Puffins, flying through offshore, 5 Great Northern Divers, 18 Mediterranean Gulls, lots of Kittiwakes, including several juveniles, lots of Guillemots, Razorbills, Gannets, 1 Fulmar, +-200 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Peregrine Falcons, at nest site