Monday, 24 September 2012

Common dolphin sighting

A common dolphin was sighted very close to the shore on Saturday 22nd September at Brighton, between the Brighton Pier and the Brighton Marina.

Sunday it moved along the coast to Seaford, again in the shallow, feeding and playing with another common dolphin.
During a heavy storm later on Sunday they both disappeared and have since turned up at Eastbourne. This is a very interesting sighting, especially as common dolphins are usually found in the deeper waters off shore and even then not often along the Sussex Coast.

I was also called by BDMLR on the Friday re a porpoise in the outer Brighton Marina – I was at the hospital visiting my mum so only got a brief message they left my wife. Hope to find out more.

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