Sightings Archives: April 2019

MARINElife Blog: P&O Ferries (Pride of Bruges) Hull to Zeebrugge (27 – 29 April 2019)

Posted 14 May 2019

Vince Green and Pete Crossley; Researchers for MARINElife

Marine Mammals
Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 2
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 4
Gannet Morus 66
Great Northern Diver 1
Common Gull Larus canus 2
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 40
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 35
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 19
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 40
Common Tern  Sterna hirundo 5
Eider Duck  Somateria mollissima 4
Auk Species 1
Gull Species 266

At the Port of Hull, we boarded a couple of hours before heading to Zeebrugge and received a lovely welcome from all the staff.  We managed to grab some refreshments and headed up to the Bridge in good time to catch the last views of Spurn Point.

Bridge P&O Vince Green

View from Bridge (Vince Green)

We observed mainly Herring Gull, and a mixture of Kittiwake of various ages throughout the journey. The weather on the return journey was fantastic with an ideal sea state for spotting Porpoise and Seal, all very exciting!

Sunset Vince Green

Sunset (Vince Green)

This has been one of my favourite crossings with plenty to see. Pete and I enjoyed the trip and want to thank Captain Kanneworff and all the crew for their hospitality.

Vince Green & Pete Crossley, Research Surveyors for MARINElife