2016 Community Sightings Network
2016 was a fantastic year for spotting marine mammals on the Clyde. We had 366 reports totalling 1157 animals. The humpback whale ‘Hamish’ who appeared early in the year helped to galvanise awareness of the project. We are encouraged by the number of porpoise and minke whales that have been sighted. It seems 2016 was not a good year for basking sharks on the Clyde but excellent to see some visiting pods of bottlenose and common dolphins.
We have learned a lot and will be making some improvements to the online reporting form which should make things easier. We cannot do it without you…. Please keep an eye on the water and sightings coming in 2017 🙂
|Species||No. Sightings||No. Animals|
|Unidentified Baleen Whale||7||7|
|Unidentified Dolphin Species||19||61|
A big thanks to everyone that has made a huge effort and contributed sightings over 2016. The influential sightings data you have gathered has been forwarded to relevant environmental databases and made freely available to students, research and conservation groups. This information is already helping to raise awareness and importance of the Clyde environment to mobile species.
Community Sightings Network:
Amy McLaughlan, Adrea Livingstone, Alan Dickson, Alan Keegan, Alan MacFarlane, Alasdair Macleod, Alex Bisset, Alex Rhodes, Alison Macleod, Alison Myles, Alistair Bell, Ally Dowd, Andrew Elliot, Andrew Muir, Anne Archer, Argyll Cruising, Barbara Armstrong, Bo, Bonita Ellmore, Brendan Bocker, Brian Cheevers, Bruce Kennedy, Callum Coral, Calum Pearson, Cameron Marshall, Caren Adams, Caroline Briggs, Caroline Todd, Catherine Creamer, Catherine McNicol, Catherine McQueen, Catherine Smith, Ciorsdan Taylor, Clare Baguley, CMMP, CN, Colin Paterson, Daniel Arbon, David Carnduff, David Jardine, David Llyon, David Pratt, David Sykes, Donald Illingworth, Dot – Yacht Jack of Hearts, Doug Chase, Douglas Craig, Dr David Sykes, Eileen Silcocks, Eilidh Beck, Elaine Cowie, Elaine O’Reilly, Elaine, Elisabeth Howard, Emma Russell, Emma Thomas, Fenton Parsons, Fergus McKay, Fiona Laing, Fraser Brown, Fraser Lawrence, Freda Bos, Gary Spence, Gavin Eisler, Geirge Muir, George Muir, George Wands, Geraldine Hobbs, Gillian Donaldson, Gordon Kerr, Harris Munns, Holly Pickett, Iain Watt , Ian Cormack , Isla Robertson, Isobel Tear, Jack Ibbotson, Jackie Mitchell, Jacqueline Bond, James Clark, Jane Day, Janet Petrie, Jennifer McShane, Jenny Stark, Jessica Hart, Jill Kearse, Joan Downie, Joanne Barton, Joe Smith , John Carroll, John Hempsey, John Taberner, Julia Gossa, Julie McNicholas, Julie Whiteford, Justin Lyle, K McGinty, Karen Fischer, Kate Cartmell, Katie Baxter, Kay Sheikh, Keith Yarham, L Bradley, Lesley Bright, Luke Furze, Malcolm Weaver, Margaret Clark , Margaret Tweedle, Mark Hanlon, Mark Hindley, Marnie Sweeny, Martin Ashall, Michael Brown , Michael Corrigan, Michaela Blair, Mike Carroll, Mike King, Omar Salam , Owen Paisley, Pam Bates, Paul Edgar, Paul May, Paul Miller, Paul Renfrew, Peter Jones, Phil Cheek, Phillip Cowie, Rachael Kennedy, Riccardo Angelini, Robert Aldam, Rod White, Rodger Blackburn, Roy Robertson, Russ Cheshire, RV Saorsa Crew, Sandy Homer, Sandy Stuart, Sarah C , Scot Atkinson, Sharon O’Donnell, Sophie Sheilds, Sorcha Cantwell, Stephen Jackson, Steward Brown, Stewart Gunn, Stuart Ferguson, Thomas Cameron, Tim Richardson, Tom Callan, Val Borland, Vincent Durkin, Wendy Lodge, Willaim McAllan, Yvonne Phillips