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

Maggie Gamble and Sharon Morris: MARINElife Research Surveyors
Weather: Southbound SW 3-6 with moderate swells. Northbound NW 3-7 with heavy swells. Visibility variable with patches of heavy rain.

Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus ~4 (blows only)
Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus 1
Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis 14 (including 1 juvenile & 1 calf)
Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba 3
Unidentified Dolphin Species 1

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 10
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus 1
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 38
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea 31
European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 3
Gannet Morus bassanus 150
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 14
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 36
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 1
Great Skua Stercorarius skua 4
Common Tern Sterna hirundo  3