ORCA Wildlife Officers recent sightings 24th July Netherlands Porpoise pods x3 25th July Newcastle 4x Minke whales. 1 breaching x3 times next to ship. 1 porpoising alongside ship. Off Flamborough Head 2x harbour porpoise pods
DFDS Ferry Newcastle-Amsterdam 10th July 2010 Leaving Netherlands 2 x dolphin sp. 17th- 19th minicruise 1 Minke Whale 1 pod of Harbor porpoise 19th - 21st Mini-cruise 1 pod of Harbour porpoise 21st July Leaving Newcastle 1 Minke whale 10 pm off Flamborough Head 2 x porpoise pods 22nd July Netherlands 1 x porpoise pod
2 large dolphin sp reported past South Shields yesterday (P. Collins)and a belated report, to the Northeast Cetacean Project, of 200 White-beaked Dolphins off Eyemouth in June. Angling charter boats are reporting increasing numbers of WBD so we could be in for a better year than the rather sparse 2008 and 2009.