Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Friday, 23 August 2013

Otter sightings

A team at Swansea University is investigating to what extent otters use coastal habitats in Britain. They would like to collect details of as many sightings as possible of otters using coastal habitats - beaches, rocks, open sea and tidal estuaries and pools. They are asking for people to submit the following for each sighting:

Location (grid ref if possible but not essential)
Date
Time of day (approx.)
Details of the sighting (how many otters, what habitat, have you seen them there before?)

Sightings can be up to 30 years old.

In Pembrokeshire otters are seen regularly in these kind of habitats, and often reported on this blog - I have emailed to explain about this blog and the sightings details it contains.  (Also the Pembs Bird Blog). However, there must be plenty more otter sightings out there in your notebooks and diaries - if you can send details then the researchers would be very grateful.

Please send sightings details to Dan Forman, Coastal Otters Project, Dept. of Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP
or email otters@swansea.ac.uk.

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