The Seawatch SW Report 2007.

The SeaWatch SW report for September and October 2007 is now available online at:

News items include:

SeaWatch SW PhD project proposal now online
2007 SeaWatch SW survey now finished
Unprecedented Basking Shark influx into southwest waters
Balearic Shearwaters passing Gwennap Head top 1000 mark
Marine life bonanza at SeaWatch SW watchpoint
More scarce seabirds seen off SeaWatch SW watchpoint
Rare land birds visit the SeaWatch SW watchpoint
Balearic Shearwaters begin to retreat southwards
Spectacular images of Balearic Shearwaters
Balearic Shearwaters hit the headlines

Of particular note is the PhD proposal related to the project. If you know of any prospective PhD students interested in marine biology/conservation please pass this on to them.

SeaWatch SW would like to thank all observers who have taken part in the SeaWatch SW survey or who have contributed to the UK/Ireland Balearic Shearwater 2007 database. In addition, we would like to thank all project sponsors and colleagues who have supplied data and logistical assistance.

The 2007 annual report (containing all initial project results) will be uploaded on to the project website early in the New Year, together with a call for volunteer observers for the 2008 survey.

Best wishes

Russell Wynn
SeaWatch SW co-ordinator

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