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MARINElife Survey Report: Felixstowe-Vlaardingen 'Flandria Seaways' 28 June 2011

Posted 29 June 2011

Maggie Gamble and Carol Farmer-Wright, MARINElife Research Surveyors.
Weather: Outward leg - dry with occasional lightning, sea state 0-1. Return leg - overcast, some rain, sea state 3-5, wind NW.

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 17

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 9
Gannet Morus bassanus 13
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 56
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 10
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 30
Common Gull Larus canus 18
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 71
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 133
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 36
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 1
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 22
Mute Swan Cygnus olor 520
Greylag Goose Anser anser 38
Gadwall Anas strepera 7
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 3
Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris 23
Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus 1
Unidentified gull species 1800

Swift Apus apus 7

Carrion Crow Corvus corone 2

NB Bridge crew reported bio-luminescence shortly after departing Felixstowe!