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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Four Bottlenose dolphins were been spotted off Beachy Head on August 2nd 2013, maybe the waters are warming up here in the East as it's quite a rare site?

     

     

     

    These bottlenosed dolphins were spotted and photographed by Olle Ã…kesson, Sussex Wildlife Trust Marine Officer, off the coast of Beachy Head last Friday (August 2).
     
    Olle was carrying out a sea search survey in the recommended Marine Conservation Zone at the east of the landmark cliff. He said, “It was a pleasant surprise. They are semi-unusual, especially in the east. We tend to see more down in Devon and Cornwall.†There were four dolphins which stayed with the wake of the boat for a couple of minutes.

     

     

    http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/local/bottlenosed-dolphins-near-beachy-head-1-5368696

     

     

     

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

     

    Four Bottlenose dolphins were been spotted off Beachy Head on August 2nd 2013, maybe the waters are warming up here in the East as it's quite a rare site?

     

     

     

    Set your PVR for Sunday too before contryfile

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0392d13

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Now it's seals in the Thames!

     

     

    We don’t usually expect to find any wildlife more exotic than the odd confused seagull in our murky London waters, but the first ever count by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has discovered that the Thames is home to hundreds of grey and harbour seals (708, to be exact). It’s at this time of year that the seals shuffle onto sand banks to moult their summer jackets and grow a warmer autumn/winter version, which makes it the perfect time to do a head count. Admittedly, the seals in the count were mostly in the Thames Estuary, rather than hanging around by the South Bank, but ZSL are keeping track of seal spottings reported to them on this interactive seal map, which shows quite a few of the furry chaps right here in town. They’d like you to help keep track of our river critters, too, so if you spot anything exciting in the Thames (anything that counts as fauna – more suspicious items should probably be reported to the Met), please use their website to let them know.

     

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    http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2013/08/19/the-thames-is-full-of-seals/

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