We’re in a Megafauna Hotspot

Megafauna hotspotsThe Wildlife Trusts are proposing that The Cardigan Bay area and the ‘Pembrokeshire Marine’ should be designated ‘reserves’ for the harbour porpoises that are often seen in the area.

According to Sea Trust volunteers, Strumble Head attracts very large numbers of porpoises, including mothers with calves all year round. Apart from porpoises, several other cetacean species have been recorded. Rissos are seen several times a year particularly around the Christmas period, while other occasional visitors include basking sharks and sunfish. Fin, humpback , minke whale and orca have also all been recorded. Bottlenose dolphins can be see further to the north but are not often spotted at Strumble Head.

We have seen  these marine mammals when staying in Dinas and we are reminded by wildlife organisations to be alert to strandings.

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I'm passionate about books, about Oxfam and about making the world a better place. When I'm not filling the shelves in Oxfam Wilmslow, I might be found reading the books I've bought in the beautiful surroundings of North Pembrokeshire.
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