So my 2 weeks on board have finished. This last week I have been accompanied on the observation deck by many other wildlife watching enthusiasts, which has made it easier for us to spot animals (20 pairs of eyes are better than 1).
Some early risers managed to spot some white-beaked dolphins! Unfortunately I was not about at this time.
I could not clearly identify the animal however we were close to Holland, so it was most likely a harbour porpoise making an unusually large splash.
I also spotted what appeared to be a dead turtle although I am not sure. Please let me know if you think different.
I first noticed it being pecked at by a fulmar. If it was indeed a dead turtle it may have died from being in cold waters or from eating too many floating plastic bags (which look alot like their favorite prey jellyfish).
I got really excited at one point when I spotted what appeard to be a dorsal fin at the surface.
But after closer inspection and the lack of movement, I realised I was looking at a metal sort of barrel.
Quoting a passenger ‘double the disappointment’ not only was it not a cetacean it was more marine litter.
On my last day in to Newcastle the weather was the best it had been for 2 weeks. So I am sure Sara will have loads of sightings to report.
Thanks for reading guys.