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2014

Sunday 23 March : 1pm - 1.30pm 11 Bottlenose Dolphins off Durlston and Blackers Hole :

Tuesday 1st April : 11.45 am 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dophins, Portland Bill heading north along the western side of the Isle towards the Chesil

Friday 4th April : 3pm 5 or 6 Bottlenose Dolphin off of the globe at Durlston

2013

Date

Month

Year

Species

number

Where

04

06

2013

Seal

1

Swanage Bay

04

05

2013

Bottlenose Dolphin

7

off OP DCP

16

05

2013

Bottlenose Dolphin

8

off DH

16

05

2013

Bottlenose Dolphin

6

 150/200m off D Hut

18

05

2013

Bottlenose Dolphin

5

off the Globe

19

05

2013

dolphin species

6

Pev Pt to Durlston

21

05

2013

Bottlenose Dolphin

1

Weymouth Chesil Beach

25

05

2013

dolphin species

 

off lighthouse

28

04

2013

Harbour Porpoise

4

off Bill

02

03

2013

Bottlenose Dolphin

3

off Durlton Head

08

02

2013

Seal

0

Lighthouse/Tilly Whim

23

02

2013

Bottlenose Dolphin

6

TW

16

02

2013

Bottlenose Dolphin

8

off St Aldhelms

28

02

2013

dolphin species

3

1/2 mile off Bill

13

02

2013

dolphin species

100

West Cliffs

 

2012

Date

Time

Species

Number

Location

14th Feb

7.50

Bottlenose Dolphin

2

Durlston Head

19th Feb

15.15

Bottlenose Dolphin

3

Durlston Head to Tilly Whim, heading west

19th Feb

17.00

Bottlenose Dolphin

3

Durlston Bay

23rd Feb

13.10

Bottlenose Dolphin

4 - 6

Tilly Whim, Durlston

1st Mar

17.00

Bottlenose Dolphin

4

Durlston Head

3rd Mar

16.30

Bottlenose Dolphin

6

Durlston Head, heading west

19th Mar

11.35

Bottlenose Dolphin

1

East of Boscombe Pier

29th Mar

15.30

Unidentified Dolphin

9

Old Harry Rocks

31st Mar

12.30

Unidentified Dolphin

7

Between Old Harry and Swanage bay

2nd April

9.45

Unidentified Dolphin

6 - 8

Tilly Whim, Durlston

7th April

11.00

Basking Shark

1

St Aldhelms Head

7th April

11.30

Basking Shark

1

St Aldhelms Head

16th April

pm

Unidentified Dolphin

'lots'

Swanage bay

17th April

am

Unidentified Dolphin

'lots'

Swanage bay

17th April

6.45

Unidentified Dolphin

8 - 10

Southbourne

19th April

19.00

Unidentified Dolphin

5

Between Wytch Farm racing mark & no 3 buoy in Bournemouth bay - couple of miles offshore

21st April

10.35

Unidentified Dolphin

5

St Aldhelms Head

21st April

13.00

Unidentified Dolphin

5

St Aldhelms Head

21st April

14.30

Unidentified Dolphin

5+

Durlston cliffs

4th May

13.40

Unidentified Dolphin

8

St Aldhelms Head

4th May

15.00

Bottlenose Dolphin

8

Durlston, Tilly Whim and through into Durlston Bay

4th May

15.30

Unidentified Dolphin

8

Durlston Head

6th May

15.30

Bottlenose Dolphin

2

Durlston Head

9th May

08.00

Unidentified Dolphin

8

Hengistbury Head

10th May

11.30

Unidenified Dolphin

?

Peveril Point, Swanage

18th May

8.30

Unidentified Dolphin

5

Anvil Point Lighthouse, Durlston - heading east

18th May

13.00

Bottlenose Dolphin

9

Durlston Head, seen feeding and holding station for 1.5 hrs

19th May

18.00

Grey Seal

1

Portland Bill

7th June

15.45

Unidentified Dolphin

8

Studland Bay

8th June

16.00

Unidentified Seal

1

Dawlish Warren, Lyme Bay

9th June

11.15

Unidentified Dolphin

10

Dawlish Warren, Lyme Bay

17th June

pm

Unidentified Dolphin

7+

Swanage Bay

13th July

8.45

Grey Seal

1

Peveril Point, Swanage

14th July

8.00

Grey Seal

1

Peveril Point, Swanage

15th July

am

Grey Seal - Male

1

Swanage Bay

18th July

12.00

Unidentified Dolphin

8

East side of Portland Bill

20th July 

8.00

Bottlenose Dolphin

12

Dancing Ledge, heading east

20th July

8.50

Bottlenose Dolphin

12

Durlston Head

20th July

9.00

Bottlenose Dolphin

12

Swanage Bay

20th July

20.00

Bottlenose Dolphin

9 - 10

Just outside the mouth of Poole Harbour

31 July

11.00

Bottlenose Dolphin

8

Durlston Bay

1st August

19.00

Unidentified Dolphin

2

Boscombe Pier

2nd August

12.40

Bottlenose Dolphin

8+

Durlston Bay

3rd August

6.50

Bottlenose Dolphin

6

Tilly Whim

6th August

11.00

Bottlenose dolphin

10

Peveril Ledge, Swanage

6th August

11.30

Bottlenose Dolphin

10

Durlston Head, swimming slowly westwards

12th Aug

18.00

Unidentified Seal

1

Newtown Creek, Isle of Wight

13th Aug

10.55

Seal pup- species unknown

1

Sandbanks beach, Poole. N.B. Any seal pups should always be left well alone as mothers normally leave pups whilst they go and feed. Any people nearby or human contact may lead to the mother abandoning the pup. If in doubt contact your local RSPCA office or British Divers Marine Life Rescue for advice.

18th Aug

17.30

Unidentified Dolphin

Pod

Old Harry Rock, young in pod

19th Aug

10.30

Seal - unidentified

1

Chapman's Pool

19th Aug

10.30

Unidentified Dolphin

10+

Hengistbury Head, moving westwards

19th Aug

14.30

Unidentified Dolphin

15

Durlston Bay

19 Aug

14.40

Bottlenose Dolphin

5/6

Durlston Head, moving west

19th Aug

16.30

Bottlenose Dolphin

8

St Aldhelms Head

21st Aug

9.50

Bottlenose Dolphin

8 - 10

Anvil Point Lighthouse, Durlston

21st Aug

10.05

Bottlenose Dolphin

8 - 10

Peveril Ledge, Swanage - heading north

23rd Aug

6.50

Bottlenose Dolphin

10

Southbourne Beach

23rd Aug

16.00

Unidentified Dolphin

8

Between Old Harry and the Poole harbour entrance channel

24th Aug

Unknown

Sunfish

1

Kimmeridge

1st Sept

Unknown

Sunfish

1

Durlston Bay

1st Sept

Unknown

Sunfish

1

Peveril Ledge, Swanage

3rd Sept

am

Harbour Porpoise (probably)

1

Found dead near Swanage Sailing club.

4th Sept

Unknown

Unidentified Dolphin

5 - 6

Bow riding the Condor Ferry for 30 mins after it left Poole Harbour

13th Sept

17.15

Bottlenose dolphin

3

Poole Harbour entrance

19th Sept

15.30

Bottlenose dolphin

3

Ballard Point

20th Sept

07.00

Dolphin - probably Bottlenose

2 - 5

1 mile off Southbourne beach

25th Sept

14.30

Unidentified Dolphin

4 - 5

Peveril Point, heading towards Durlston

1st Oct

16.50

Unidentified Dolphin

3

Durlston, heading west

10th Oct

14.10

Unidentified Dolphin

10

Tilly Whim, Durlston

10th Oct

14.15

Unidentified Dolphin

approx 5

Durlston Head

22nd Oct

11.00

Unidentified Dolphin

10 - 12

St Aldhelm's Head, moving eastwards

23rd Oct

11.00

Unidentified Dolphin

15

Swash Channel (just outside Poole Harbour)

23rd Oct

14.00

Unidentified Dolphin

10 - 12

St Aldhelm's Head, moving westwards

23rd Oct

14.30

Unidentified Dolphin

10+

1/2 mile WSW of Durlston Head

24th Oct

15.15

Bottlenose Dolphin

5

Between Winsdpit & St Aldhelms Head, 100m offshore

29th Oct

10.45

Unidentified Dolphin

4

St Aldhelm's Head, moving westwards

10th Nov

9.15

Porpoises reported

7

Portland Bill

11th Nov

8.15

Unidentified Dolphin

8

Kimmeridge, off of Clavell Tower

11th Nov

10.30

Unidentified Dolphin

7

Between Old Harry and Durlston Head, 1 mile offshore

15th Nov

10.00

Common Dolphin

30+

4 miles southwest of Portland Bill