Photographs have emerged on social media of what appears to be a male BOTTLE-NOSED WHALE off Weybourne today. Perhaps one of two animals. This is the prime time for this species to be moving South but it would normally go to it’s wintering grounds via the Atlantic not the North Sea. Given this is a deep water species I would ask watchers to be mindful that the animal has a high chance of stranding and would not normally be close inshore.
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Some good sightings of HARBOUR PORPOISE this morning between 8:00 and 9:30am distantly off West Runton by my wife Tania and myself. Small groups of 4 + 4 + 2 + 1 in varying distances of 1 to 2Km from shore in glass like conditions. All adult animals heading West.