The Harbour Porpoise is seen along the coast throughout the year with highest number of records between May and July. Sightings have been at Hinkley Point, Minehead, Hurlestone Point and Porlock Weir.
Although Dolphins are periodically seen off this coast, unfortunately, most records for these species relate to dead or dying animals stranded on beaches.
Tell us what you see
If you see a marine mammal in Somerset’s sea please let us know. If you are not sure exactly which species you have seen don’t worry, just tell us where and when you spotted something. Any information on these charismatic and threatened animals will help us build up a much better picture of Somerset’s sea life.
Send your sightings to our Marine Ambassador, Nigel Phillips at
Photos © Nigel Phillips