Recording Marine Life


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Norman Jackson's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
1 2005-06-06
At anchor off Eileach an Naoimh (Garvellachs)
Swam slowly past boat (depth <1m). Approx 60cm diameter. Identified by Dr Emma Jackson Rhizostoma pulmo
At least 20 2008-05-27 Eriskay
0.5nm SE of Eriskay, Outer Hebrides
Came directly from the shore to our boat and then rode the bow wave for 20 minutes or so. At least one calf (I have a very clear picture). A few stayed with us into the entrance of Acairseid Mhor. Tursiops truncatus
Over 100 2008-06-06 East of Scalpay
1.5nm East of Scalpay, Loch Tarbert, Harris
Two large groups, one from the South and one from the West converged on our boat. Stayed for about 15 min and then left as one group. Delphinus delphis
1 2008-05-29 Rubha Na H Ordaig
1nm SE of Rubha Na H Ordaig, South Uist, Outer Hebrides
Seen 3 times over a 10 minute period Balaenoptera acutorostrata
1 2008-06-12 Acairseid Mhor
Acairseid Mhor, Rona.
Slowly feeding near the surface around our boat for 20 minutes in this very small anchorage. Estimate overall length to be 6m Cetorhinus maximus
1 2008-08-31
e.g. South coast of Lindisfarne, near the harbour.
Good views. Relatively small (3m) Cetorhinus maximus
1 2008-08-31
North of Rona.
Soon after seeing smaller one, this much larger one swam by (over 6m) Cetorhinus maximus
1 2008-09-02
About 100 metres East of Eilean Fada Mor, Summer Isles
Close to shore. At least 5m in length. Cetorhinus maximus