SeaWatch SW update……..

The SeaWatch SW website has recently been updated as we reach the halfway point of the 2009 field season. To view this month’s bumper news edition see: http://www.seawatch-sw.org

News items are as follows:

1) Send us your Balearic Shearwater sightings now!

Have you seen a Balearic Shearwater in the UK or Ireland this year? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

2) UK/Ireland Balearic Shearwater report for July 2009

Get the latest summary of UK and Irish sightings of this Critically Endangered seabird

3) SeaWatch SW survey gets off to a flying start!

FInd out what the SeaWatch SW team got up to at Gwennap Head during July

4) SeaWatch SW survey scores an albatross!

Full details of the remarkable sighting of a Black-browed Albatross off Gwennap Head on 26 July

5) Balearic Shearwaters and other scarce seabirds seen from Gwennap Head

A summary of all other significant seabirds records seen from the watchpoint in July

6) Unsettled weather affects Basking Shark sightings for third year in a row

Latest news about Basking Sharks and other marine wildlife sightings off Gwennap Head

7) Marinelife boat-based surveys update

Get the offshore perspective with all the July news from the Marinelife team in Lyme Bay

8) Berry Head 2008 report now available

SeaWatch SW observer Mark Darlaston has put together a great summary of 2008 sightings from Berry Head

9) SeaWatch SW sister sites update

SeaWatch SW welcomes Pendeen and Whitburn to the sister site network. Find out how you can get involved.

10) SeaWatch SW represented at first international Basking Shark workshop

Putting the results into policy: find out more about our Basking Shark research

11) SeaWatch SW results published in British Birds

Full details on our latest publications about Madeiran Storm-petrels and Balearic Shearwaters

12) Fundacion Migres again produces huge count of Balearic Shearwaters

The team at Gibraltar counted 17,576 Balearic Shearwaters leaving the Mediterranean this spring

13) SeaWatch SW Assistant Co-ordinators

As the project gets ever bigger, we are pleased to welcome John Swann and Alice Jones to the co-ordination team

Note that daily sightings updates from the SeaWatch SW watchpoint at Gwennap Head (SW Cornwall) are available on the project website. Recent sightings have included a Yelkouan-type shearwater, several Basking Sharks, and a ‘superpod’ of Common Dolphins.

Finally, please forward this message to any colleagues who may be interested.

Russell Wynn

SeaWatch SW co-ordinator

http://www.seawatch-sw.org

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