Survey Reports

2019-05-04 - Dover–Calais

Survey details

Survey route: Dover–Calais

Company: DFDS

Sea region: English Channel

Survey start date: 2019-05-04

Number of nights: Day sailing

Survey sightings

Cetacean sightings: N/A

Bird sightings: N/A

Other animals: N/A

The survey team met at Dover ferry terminal at 10:30 in good time to board the Cote des Flandres for the return day crossing to Calais. The marine habitats crossed by this survey route offer chances to record a limited number of marine mammal species however, it is a great route to gain experience using logger and the survey protocol.

Despite, the team’s best efforts no cetaceans were recorded on this survey but the survey and effort data collected still makes a valuable and important contribution to our understanding of the use of this busy shipping lane by marine mammals.

We would like to thank the Bridge crew of the Cotes des Flandres for the privilege of allowing us to survey on the Bridge and for making us so welcome.

Survey team members

John Young (Team Leader), William Gardner, Ella Baker-Roberts