British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue


2006-05-03 15:32:01

Dolphin observations for Montrose Group

Observations and Monitoring have continued on a school of 6 Bottlenose Dolphins and a neonate that are currently within BDMLR Montrose teams patrol area (Inverbervie-Easthaven). The dolphins have been regular visitors for the past 3 weeks. Although we have sightings of them regulary from June - October every year, they have made an appearance to the area early this year. The team are monitoring them daily to ensure that they do not travel up river into the Scottish Wildlife Trust Premises on an ebb tide, this area is tidal and once under the main bridge they could strand on the mudflats. These dolphins so far seem to know the pattern of the sandbanks, working between ebb and flow tides and to date have not ventured beyond the boundaries that they are used to. We must praise the local anglers who have given these mammals full respect by adhering to the Wildlife and Countryside acts by keeping their distance and not harassing them. Many thanks also to Ian Paterson Photography for the excellent shots of them taken within the river estuary.

Elaine Roft
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Montrose Area Co-ordinator (Inverbervie-Easthaven)