Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Common seal Rustington

I received a seal sighting today from Jackie and her friend her were walking along beach front at Rustington on the 14th March.
They spotted the seal at 3.00pm and watched the seal for 30 minutes 'bobbing up and down' its head above water.
Jackie sent me a photograph from which it was possible to see it was a common seal. 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Common dolphin off the coast at Brighton

I received a sighting of a dolphin from Jess and her partner who spotted a dolphin swimming near Brighton's West Pier on Sunday 6th March.

I have since had a further report on 9th March and a photo from BDMLR  that shows it’s a common dolphin – this time breaching out of the water.

Common dolphins are seen occasionally near shore off Sussex but its not as common as its name suggests. BDMLR will be keeping an eye on the situation in case the dolphin needs assistance.