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Entry 2017 DATE TIME SPECIES NUMBER DIRECTION LOCATION DEATAILS WHO
1 17/1 12:30 Grey Seal 1 ? Durlston, Tilly Whim   Richard Duffield
2 1/2 13:20 Grey Seal 1 ? Durlston, Tilly Whim   Ferguson
3 5/2 ? Grey Seal 1 ? Durlston, Tilly Whim   Bull
4 7/2 11:00 Seal 1 ?

Durlston, Tilly Whim

  A. Langley
5 8/2 11:00 Seal 1   Durlston, Observation Point   M. Whaley
6 20/2 09:20 Dolphins 10 To Swanage Durlston Head   Unknown
7 20/2 09:34 Dolphins 8 To Poole Peveril Point Ambling along over ledges. Dorsal fins seen NCI Peveril Pt
8 20/2 12:55 Dolphins 8-10 To Weymouth Peveril Ledge 1 juvenile leaping NCI Peveril Pt
9 20/2 13:05 Dolphins ? To Weymouth Durlston Bay group quick across bay ???
9A 20/2 13:07 Dolphin 8-10 ? Durlston, subliminal (climb) Breeching with 2 juveniles aoorox 10 minutes viewing. Kay Eyeington
10 20/2 13:10 Dolphins ? To Weymouth Durlston Hd - Tilly Whim group Shannon Dugdale
11 21/2 14:30 Dolphins 5 To Durlston Peveril Ledges   NCI Peveril Point
12 21/2 14:45 Dolphins 12 To Weymouth Globe - Observation Pt 2 groups one juvenile slow moving close in Katie Black
13 26/2 07:30 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 15-16 To Weymouth Durlston Head 250m off shore observed for 10 minutes. 2 groups of 8. 1 juvenile occasionally leapt out of water. Katie Black?
14 12/3 10:45 Porpoise 1 stationary Durlston Observed during a bird walk off Tilly Whim from the coast-path. Distinct angular dorsal fin Hamish Murray +
15 13/3 11:45 Seal 1 ? Winspit, Purbeck   Lisa Brown
16 2/4 10:30 Dolphin 1 ? Studland Studland Bay Wreck Buoy. Swam under yacht and surfaced to breathe Stuart Barsey
17 18/4 14:00 Common Dolphin 1 ? Portland Harbour   William Stazicker
18 7/5 am Seal 3 ? Dancing Ledge Also Puffins on the water Julian Swayer
19 7/5 13:00 Dolphins 20 Circling Durlston 20 dolphins seen breeching & circling J Munro
20 9/5 14:00 Dolphin 7 ? Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens viewpoint. C.Witt
21 12/5 13:00 Dolphins 4 To Poole Off Old Harry   NCI Peveril
22 14/5 17:00 Dolphin 9 ? Durlston subliminal   Lee Tan
23 16/5 13:20 Dolphins 4 ? Peveril Ledges North of Ledges. 1 juvenile NCI Peveril
24 17/5 10:40 Dolphin 1 To Weymouth Durlston 30 minutes observed Castle to Anvil Point 25 metres off shore Bruce DW
25 5/6 19:00 Seal 1 stationary Peveril Point In Swanage Bay Elizabeth Cairnes
26 9/6 11:00 Dolphin 1 ? Off Tilly Whim Breeching & leaping nr pot marker. 2 hours plus Tom ? + Elizabeth Cairnes + Angela Webb
27 9/6 14:15 Dolphin 1 stationary Off Tilly Whim Very much focused around pot marker bouy. Ranger Paul & Parkstone Grammar School
28 11/6 ? Grey Seal 1 various Swanage Bay Off stone jetty then Mowlem, caught fish 30 minutes viewed. Charlie Dooley
29 12/6 10:20 Dolphin 1 stationary Off Tilly Whim Solo Dolphin again fixated with pot marker bouy ?
30 3/7 ? Grey Seal 1   Tilly Whim Durlston ?
31 6/7 14:00 Grey Seal 1 local Southbourne Solent Point Beach just past groynes. Surfaced beside swimmers Yvonne Johnson
32 9/7 11:15 Bottle Nosed Dolphin 4 To Swanage St. Albans Head 3 miles out? "fishing" NCI St. Albans Head
33 20/7 14:05 Dolphins 15+ circling Anvil Point Seen "milling around" just off The Lighthouse ?
34 22/7 19:00 Seal 1 ? Southbourne Beach 10 minutes observed just of Groynes Peter Lander
35 30/7 ? Dolphins 6 ? Durlston Bay ? ?
36 6/8 11:00 Dolphins 6 Playing Tilly Whim Breeching & Playing Tracey Taylor
37 29/8 12:00 Seal 1   From Dolphin Hut   M Wainwright
  13/8 16:08 Seal 1 ? Swanage Seen from Ballard Down. Floating, diving & swimming over to people on SUP's R.Cake
  30/8 17:20 Dolphin 8   Swanage 20 minutes observation off Durlston Head C.Holdaway
38 4/9 10:00 Dolphins 4 South Durlston Head Fast Swim NCI Peveril Pt
                 
39 4/9 12:15 Dolphins 15-20 To Swanage Off Dolphin Hut 2 Pods with of 6. One calf seen full leap. C. Carter
40 5/9 15:30 Dolphins 7 To Lulworth Peveril Point 2 pods 7 cetaceans in total heading to Durlston Head NCI Peveril Pt
51 12/9 14:30 Grey Seal 1 ? Off Tilly Whim   Sue Harrioson
52                

 

 
No Date 2016 Time Species Number Direction Location Details Who
59 5/12/16 14:55 Bottle-nosed dolphins 7 East  Off Durlston Head.  fast swim, breeching headed East Off Durlston Head. ?
58 5/12/16 14:45 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 5 North Peveril Point fast swim one group NCI Peveril Pt
57 5/12/16 11:40 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 9 West St Aldhelms Head  All bottlenose, all adults. NCI ?
56 7/9/16 16:35 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 2 North East Durlston Head Bearing 183, 0.6 nautical miles. "swept back fins" observed briefly breeching.

NCI Peveril Pt: Mike Oldman

55 7/9/16 16:00 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 7 West Durlston Initial seen heading West, West of Anvil Point. Close association breeching in a 4-1-2 formation. Oberserved changing direction then heading West. Observed for 30 minutes. No birds, fish or boats observed. Paul Jones,Ben Tolley, Dan Hickey + more.
54 4/9/16 ? Seal 2 ? Durlston Bay 2 observed morning and lunchtime. Photograph. Julian Sawyer
53 4/9/16 14:15 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 5 West Durlston, Lighthouse 3 in front 2 behind. Possible calf in rear pair. Dorsal fin photos. Andy Rushfort
52 4/9/16 14:15 Seal 5 ? Durlston, Anvil Point 15 minutes observation.Swimming and diving Marian Males
51 2/9/16 10:00 Seal 1 ? Swanage Bay 5 minutes observation from sailing club. Head observed eating fish. Emily Millar
50 29/8/16 15:15 Sunfish 1 ? Durlston 10 minutes viewing..Tilly Whim / Anvil Point Lighthouse Zoe Chappell
49 29/8/16 14:30 Sunfish 1 ? swanage TBC TBC
49 28/8/16 17:05 Bottlenosed Dolphin 5 East Southbourne one leapt out of sea Richard Heath
48 27/8/16 09:45 Bottlenosed Dolphin 8-20 East Durlston 30 minutes observed.Large group split into 2 after 6 minutes.Water full of macherel...feeding. Ricky Tart
47 22/8/16 12:30 Dolphins 2 West Swanage Off Old Harry- seen from Brittany Ferry  
46 21/8/16 ? Seal 1 ? Swanage Off Peveril Point  
45 13/8/16 07:30 Common Dolphins 12+ NW then W Durlston Observed from Globe fast swim, leaping, tight association up to 3 miles off shore until 08:00. Warren. Warren
44 11/08/16 15:00 Seal 1 ? Durlston Durlston bay. Head popping up- inquisitive! Observed 30 minutes R.Fiel
43 08/08/16 13:00 Seal 1 ? Durlston Off Tilly Whim for 10 minutes G.Hopkins
42 31/07/16 12:30 Seal 1 ? Bournemouth Observed near Boscombe beach.Swimmer in water (300-500m [sic] off shore) approached by seal! Nick D
41 24/7/16 no known Bottle-nosed dolphins not know not known Swanage Bay North Report from fisherman ?
  14/7/16 15:00 Unidentified Dolphins 3 not known Off St.Alban's Head 3 miles off shore Swam around yacht then jumped out of water. r minute encounter. John Skrine
40 13/7/16 14:00 Bottle-nosed dolphins 3 around boat Lulworth Cove 2 adults and calf. Adult 8 to 10 feet long. Penny J
39 3/7/16 11:00 Seal 1 n/a Chapman's Poole Bobbing Kate Edwards
38 19/6/16 06:00 Seal 1 West Burton Bradstock Cogden Beach- 10 minutes observation Jeffery Tipler
37 8/5/16 9:15 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 4 ? Burton Bradstock Hive Beach observed up until 16:00 Mark Wratten
36 28/4/16 12:30 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 11 West Durlston 11 Dolphins seen moving from Durlston Bay to Anvil Point ?
35 26/4/16 12:00 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 10 East Anvil Point Lighthouse 3 Groups: 1st- 3 or 4; 2nd 3 or 4; 3rd 2 or 3.Seen again in 1/2 an hour.Swimming & breaching. Sarah Humby
34 26/4/16 11:30 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 12 East Durlston 1st Group: 2 individuals tight association. 2nd Group: 3-4 individuals tight association. Slow swim but continuous direction. Observed between Anvil Point Lighthouse traveling on towards Old Harry Rocks. Ruth Eliis
33 25/4/16 10:50 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 11 West Durlston clifftop TBC Rolf Williams
32 25/4/16 10:45 Unidentified dolphins 8 West 200 yds off Dolphin Watch Hut Fast swimming pod formation 3-3-2 associated with Herring Gulls. All adults...good Pollack fishing at present! Bill & Monica Dickinson
31 25/4/16 10:40 Unidentified dolphins 6 West Durlston Formation 2-2-2 breaching Shannon Dugdall & Sam Aggass
30 25/4/16 10:15 Unidentified dolphins 10 East St.Albans Head Fast swimming NCI St.Alban's Head
29 24/4/16 16:30 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 10 ? Durlston Bay Slow swimming back and forth Feeding? Observed for 1 hour A. Wilkins
28 24/4/16 16:00 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 10+ East Durlston Bay Viewed until 16:30 moving slowly towards Peveril Ledges Bouy. Views of fins with Herring Gull associated. Katie Black & others
27 24/4/16 9:00 Bottle-nosed dolphins 4 ? Durlston Bay 4 still in view NCI Peveril Point
26 24/4/16 08:40 Bottle-nosed Doplhins 10 East Anvil Point 3 pods  in sight up to Durlston Head. Still sea state enabled their breathing to be heard! o still out there i could hear their breathes as they surfaced. Brent Dewstow-Newitt
25 23/4/16 12:00 Unidentified Seal 1 ? Sandbanks Ferry Observed for 1 minute moving seawrd with the tide Tom Vincent
24 14/4/16 13:50 Bottle-nose dolphins 10 West Durlston Heading towards Anvil Point lighthouse Jake & Miranda
23 14/4/16 07:45 Bottle-nose dolphins 7 West Durlston 0.25 miles off Tilly Whim. Losse association, slow moving. 2 together then space then solo. 30 minutes viewing Ann Seedall & Katy Black
22 13/4/16 19:00 Bottle-nose Dolphins 10 East Old Harry Rocks 3 groups heading observed in good visibility for 30 minutes Martin Grisdale
21 13/4/16 15:00 Bottle-nose Dolphins 7 West then East Durlston Durlston Bay: Initially 3 swam towards Durlston Head. Close formation & breaching.Turned around & head east and were followed by 4 more. 2 of 1st group full leaps out of water! No boats locally. NCI Peveril Pt / P.Jones
20 10/4/16 11:00 Unidentified Dolphin 6   Purbeck Winspit: observed for 10 minutes "coralling fish" Jane Davies
19 10/4/16 10:15 Bottle-nose Dolphins 6 West Durlston Pod observed from Castle heading west breeching between crest of waves Many
18 9/4/16 11:30 Bottle-nose dolphin 10 East Swanage Bay Observed 10 from Swanage Pier Angela Webb
17 9/4/16 10:45 Bottle-nose dolphin 10 East Durlston Observed on clifftop by Dolphin watch. Moving rapidly and breeching. Photographs taken. Thelma Deacon
16 8/4/16 11:30 Bottle-nose dolphin 6 West Durlston Durlston Bay: 10 minutes observed swimming around new Lifeboat & other vessels on trial! Jackie Temple
15 19/3/16 15:00 Bottle-nose dolphin 1 West Durlston Off Dolphin Watcher Hut ?
14 19/3/16 10:20 Bottle-nose dolphin 1 East Durlston Off Dolphin water Hut followed by 4 Herring Gulls Thelma Deacon & Julian Swayer
13 18/3/16 13:00 Bottle-nose dolphin 10 West Durlston Cliff top by watchers hut Steve & Jackie
12 18/3/16 10:10 Bottle-nose Dolphin 10 West Durlston Off Tilly Whim filmed breaching. Davison CE School for Girls
11 15/3/16 12:00-13:00 Bottle-nose dolphin 5 ? Sawnage Off Old Harry - playful around a boat C.Mace
10 15/3/16 11:15 Bottle-nose Dolphin 5 East Durlston Observed 1/2 mile off Durlston moving leisurely slight breaching. Dixie Dean
9 28/2/16   Bottle-nose Dolphin 5 to 6 ? Purbeck Dancing Ledge area: Arching  out of water (breaching) .Dorsal fin, beak, black / grey.15 minutes viewing Steph Allen
8 25/2/16   Bottle-nose Dolphin 6 to 7 ? Portland 3/4mile of Portland Bill NCI Lookout. Between 10:15 - 10:35.Circling including around boats, also leaping & breaching NCI Portland
7 20/2/16   Grey Seal 2   Durlston Just off Durlston Head D. Higgett
6 14/2/16   Grey Seal 1   Durlston Off Mile Markers Janna Courtenay
5 25/1/16 ? Grey Seal 1   Durlston Tilly Whim / Anvil Point Rosalyn Copestake
4 21/01/16 n/a Dolphin 1 static Swanage Beach North

Cracass complete with head, beak (teeth in upper jaw) and spine. Length 5'. Some dry flesh. Reported to strandings helpline for syudy / disposal.

 

 
3 20/1/16 11:15 Dolphin 2 East Off Durlston Head Amongst 60 Herring Gulls. Dorsal fins seen, second following first Margaret Whaley
2 9/1/16 09:45 Dolphin 2 East & West Durlston Head  many Gannets also Many Gannets also about Vicky Sawyer
1 7/1/16 ? Seal 1 ? Between Tilly whim & Anvil Point Lighthouse ? ?

 

 

2015

 

Date Time Species No Direction Location Sighting notes
7/11/15 10:48 Bottlenose Dolphins 10 East    off Durlston Country Park            
7/11/15 08:15 Bottlenose Dolphins 10 West    off Durlston Country Park                        
13/10/15 11.35 Botttlenose Dolphins adults 12 East St. Aldhelm's Head NCI St. Aldhelm's Head 1/4 mile out            
26.09.14 14:40 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 3 East West of Anvil Point Lighthouse Durlston  
26.09.15 14:30 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 8 East to West Durlston Observation Point Observed breaching by Doplhin watchers & visitors
26.09.15 13:47 Unidentified Dolphins 12 East St. Aldhelms Head 200 yards out viewed by NCI Lookout
04.09.15 15 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 15   Durlston Head  
03.09.15 11:15 Unidentified Dolphins 6+ W Portland Bill 2 miles off The Bill : National Coastwatch Institute
29.08.15   Unidentified Dolphins 3 West Durlston Head  
27.08.15 14:30 Unidentified Dolphins 2 W Durlston From Coastpath between Globe and Lighthouse
26.08.15   Seal     Old Harry Rocks  
25.08.15 14:00 Grey Seal 1   Swanage Bay  
24.08.15 15:25 Unidentified Dolphins 5 E Durlston Bay Pod breeching
24.08.15 09:00 Bottle-nosed Dolphins 3 W Durlston  
14.08.15 08:15 Bottlenose dolphins  2-3 E Peveril Point Travelling fast from Peveril Point towards Bournemouth; large adult, smaller one seen leaping out of the water
13.08.15 14:30 unidentified dolphin not specified   heading east off Portland Bill pod of dolphins
27.07.15   unidentified dolphin 7 W heading west 5 adults, 2 calves
02.07.15   unidentified dolphin 6-8   St Alban's Head  
01.07.15 19:00 unidentified dolphin 2   Boscombe Pier 2 dolphins seen swimming and jumping off Boscombe pier. Description – grey, dorsal fin visible.
30.6.15 16:30 unidentified dolphin 6 W West of South Hook 6 dolphins seen a quarter of a mile off Poole Harbour entrance, a few hundred metres west of South Hook.  Dolphins were travelling west towards Old Harry Rocks. 
28.6.15 14:30 unidentified dolphin 10 E Swanage Bay A pod of 10 or so dolphins were seen heading across Swanage Bay from Durlston towards Old Harry Rocks - seen from boat.  
28.6.15 11:00 unidentified dolphin 10   Tyneham Tout A group of about 10 dolphins, mixed adults and juveniles, first seen off Tyneham tout, swimming in pod towards Swanage.   
15.5.15 15:23 unidentified dolphin 8   50˚39.44’N 1˚54.83’W - just outside the southern end of the Swash Channel into Poole, in 13m water depth. Approximately 8 animals were seen including 2 or 3 large adults and 1 relatively pale juvenile hardly larger than size of Labrador dog, swimming close to one of the adults.  They came alongside and under the boat (35 foot dive charter boat) briefly but did not stay to play.
12.5.15 13:45 unidentified dolphin 5   Tilly Whim 2 groups of about 5 dolphins were sent 100m off Tilly Whim. Three plus one dolphins were also reported at Blackes Hole, 100 yards from shore, between 1.35-1.45pm same day.
6.5.15 08:30 unidentified dolphin 6 W Durlston Head At least 6 dolphins seen off Durlston Head, 4 of them adults, 2 calves. The animals were moving west. 
1.5.15 14:00 Bottlenose dolphin 8-10 E Seen off the Globe, Durlston Castle A group of 8-10 dolphins, mainly adults, seen off the Globe, close to the headland.  They were moving east, towards Peveril ledges. 4-6 gulls were seen circling above.  
1.5.15 11:20 unidentified dolphin 6-8 W They were seen from Durlston, Tilly Whim and mile markers looking to lighthouse. A group of 6-8 dolphins were seen travelling from the headland in the direction of the Lighthouse, heading west. They were breaching, swimming normally in tight association.   
30.4.15 13:30 unidentified dolphin 4-5     Swanage Pier
28.4.15 15:00 Bottlenose dolphins  15 W 250m off the Globe; seen from the Castle A group of about 15 dolphins, including 1 juvenile, coming from Peveril towards the Globe, swimming normally, heading west.  
27.4.15 14:00 unidentified dolphin 4-5 W Bournemouth sea front A group of 4-5 dolphins were seen from Bournemouth seafront swimming west.  
27.4.15 15:00 unidentified dolphin 1 ? (not given) One dolphin seen playing with jetskies. Appearance – grey, approximately 2m in length, with chunk out of top of dorsal fin. 
27.4.15 15:30 unidentified dolphin 1   end of Swanage Pier A dolphin was seen at the end of Swanage Pier next to tall ship being circled and followed by 2 jet skis.  
27.4.15 16:00 unidentified dolphin 1   end of Swanage Pier One dolphin seen at the end of Swanage Pier, was swimming on its own, near to people.  Appearance – grey, length 1.5m, possible injury to dorsal fin. 
26.4.15 14:30 Bottlenose dolphin 15   Durlston Head  
26.4.15 12:15 Bottlenose dolphin 10-13 N Observation Point, Durlston Castle  Approximately 10-13 bottlenose dolphins were seen, including 1 juvenile, about 600 yards from observer.  They were breaching, in loose association, swimming fast, heading North.  About 15+ Herring gulls seen in the area. 
26.4.15 11:15 unidentified dolphin 12   Durlston Head  
26.4.15 11:30 unidentified dolphin 6   Swanage Bay Seen 1.5 miles out of Swanage Bay
11.3.15   Bottlenose dolphin 1     Poole Harbour
10.3.15   unidentified dolphin 2   Durlston  

 

 

2014

 

Date

Month Time Species Number Where Sighted
02 Feb   Grey Seal 1 Durlston Bay
23 March   Bottlenose Dolphin 12 Durlston Head
03 April   Bottlenose Dolphin 3 Durlston Head
04 April   Unidentified Dolphin 6 Durlston Head
05 April   Unidentified Dolphin 5 Anvil Point Lighthouse, Durlston
24 April   Common Dolphin 6 1 mile east of Old Harry Rocks
25 April   Bottlenose Dolphin 10 Ballard Point, Swanage
29 April 14.30 Bottlenosed dolphins  10 Off Durlston Head moving west
22 May   Grey Seal 1 Portland Bill
15 June   Sunfish 1 Anvil Point Lighthouse, Durlston
20 June 20.00 Grey Seal 1 Seen from Seabird Boat Trip, west of Durlston
21 June 20.00 Unidentified Dolphin 10 Durdle Door
12 July 11.00 Unidentified Shark, 4' long - possibly a Tope 1 Stone Pier, Swanage
12 July 12.00 Thresher Shark - juvenile 1 1 mile south of Bournemouth Pier
17 July am Unidentified Dolphins 30 - 40 Stair Hole, Lulworth
17 July 16.30 Unidentified Dolphins 30 - 40 1 mile north west of Portland Bill, 2 pods of 15 - 20 animals leaping and circling (fishing behaviour)
19 July 08.05 Unidentified Dolphins 3+ 1/2 mile off Durlston observation point, heading east.
21 July 07.30 Unidentified Dolphins 6 Fossil Forest, Lulworth
21 July 08.30 Grey Seal 1 Tilly Whim, Durlston
23 July am Unidentified Dolphin 1 Mupe Bay, east of Lulworth
28 July pm Sunfish 1 Halfway between Lulworth and Durdle Door
11 August 14.00 Seal 1 Swanage Bay
13 August pm Grey Seal 1 Swanage Bay
14 August 8.00 Grey Seal 1 Anvil Point Lighthouse, Durlston
14 August 15.30 Seal 1 Swanage Bay
23 August ? Unidentified Dolphin 100 Portland Bill - lots of sightings up until 27th August
27 August ? Juvenile Atlantic Bonito 1 Portland - caught and released by an angler
31 August 10.30 Bottlenose Dolphin 7 Durlston Head
6 Sept 8.00 Unidentified Dolphin 5 - 6 Southbourne Beach
6 Sept 15.00 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 - 10 Ballard Down, heading towards Durlston
6 Sept 16.00 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 - 10 200m off Anvil Point Lighthouse, Durlston
11 Sept 20.00 Grey Seal 1 Kimmeridge Bay
19 Sept 12.00 Grey Seal 1 Tilly Whim, Durlston
21 Sept 13.00 Grey Seal 1 Stone Quay, Swanage
23 Sept 15.00 Unidentified Seal 1 Portland Bill
14 Oct 13.00 Grey Seal 1 Tilly Whim, Durlston
23 Oct 08.30 Grey Seal 1 Swanage Beach, near Bull and Boat Restaurant
4 Nov 13.30 Grey Seal, possibly female 1 Buck Shore (near sailing club), Swanage
           
           
           

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