Recording Marine Life


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Ed Ley-Wilson's records

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Species
1 2004-08-07 Loch Laxford
Mouth of Loch Laxford, Sutherland, Scotland. Between Ardmore point and northern tip of Eilean an t-Sithein.
First observed lying on its side on the surface and swimming circuitously with its dorsal fin consistently breaking the surface. On approach by kayak it very slowly turned upright and dived then resurfaced, again on its side, two minutes later. Estimated against known length of kayak as being 1m from mouth to tail and 1.5m from tip of dorsal fin to tip of anal fin. Confirmed as mola mola and photograph taken to back up the sighting. Three other kayakers also present. Photograph available on request. Mola mola