2019-10-06 - Plymouth-Santander-Portsmouth

Survey details

Survey route: Plymouth-Santander-Portsmouth

Company: Brittany Ferries

Sea region: English Channel, Bay of Biscay

Survey start date: 2019-10-06

Number of nights: 2

Survey conditions

Highest Sea State: 5-Moderate waves

Lowest Sea State: 2-Small Wavelets

Best Weather Conditions: 1-No precipitation

Best Weather Conditions: 4-Fog/Mist

Best Sea Swell State: 2-Light (<0-1m)

Worst Sea Swell State: 4-Heavy (>2m)

Glare present during the survey?: 7-All side of the ship

Survey sightings

Cetacean sightings: Common dolphin 235
Harbour porpoise 2
Pilot whale 3
Cuviers beaked whale 1 (prob)
Striped dolphin 6

Bird sightings: Common scoter
Bonxie
Grey phalarope 15

Other animals: Tuna sp. 1

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Survey team members

Team Leader: John Young

Surveyors: Mary Hill- Matt Bunce- Karen Griffin