MARINElife Survey Report: Poole-Santander 'Cotentin' 16 - 18 April 2011

Darren Fanner, John Down, MARINElife Research Surveyors
Weather: Southbound SW-NNE 0-4 in Channel, E 3-4 in Biscay. Northbound NE 3-6 in Biscay, ENE 2-4 in Channel

Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus 3
Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus 22
Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis 18
Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 1
Unidentified large Rorqual species 4
Unidentified Dolphin Species 6

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 43+
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 4
Gannet Morus bassanus 475+
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 7
Great Skua Stercorarius skua 17
Parasitic (Arctic) Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 1
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 2
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 4
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 26
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 4
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 6
'Commic' Tern Sterna hirundo/paradisaea 64
Puffin Fratercula arctica 4
Guillemot Uria aalge 115
Razorbill Alca torda 6
Unidentified Tern Species 20
Unidentified Auk Species 60
Unidentified Gull Species 112+

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 1
Unidentified small Wader Species 2
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2
Common Swift Apus apus 1
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 3
Unidentified Hirundine Species 1