Shark-tagging 10th July 2013

MNA Tuskar Dogfish1

Small-spotted Catshark (a.k.a. Lesser Spotted Dogfish) Scyliorhinus canicula

MNA Tuskar Mackerel1

Atlantic Mackerel Scomber scombrus

Fantastic day Shark-tagging with the Liverpool Bay Marine Life Trust – unfortunately we didn’t catch any of the Shark species we were hoping to tag (Tope, Common or Starry Smooth Hound) but had lots more besides…
MNA Tuskar Thornback Ray1

Thornback Ray Raja clavata

MNA Grey Gurnard1

Grey Gurnard Eutrigla gurnardus

MNA Lesser Weever Fish1

 Lesser Weever Fish Echiichthys vipera

MNA Nursehound1

Bull Huss (a.k.a. Nursehound, Greater Spotted Dogfish) Scyliorhinus stellaris

 MNA Red Gurnard1

Red Gurnard Aspitrigla cuculus

MNA Red Gurnard2 

MNA Tuskar Fulmar1

Northern Fulmar

Cetacean’s seen included Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena and Bottle-nosed Dolphin Tursiops truncatus. Also great birding with Storm Petrel, Manx Shearwater, Gannet, a Bonxie, Fulmar, Puffin, Guillemot, Med Gull etc. Full report in this years forthcoming MNA newsletter 🙂

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