Saturday, 27 December 2008

A common Thurso species

It struck me the other day that there's one species often seen in north coast waters, particularly off Thurso, that I haven't blogged about yet, despite photographing it several times.

Often mistaken for a seal, due to their black pelts, the Thurso Surfer is a hardy creature that will brave the waves even on Boxing Day if the surf's good:

Boxing Day surfers (3)

Boxing Day surfers (4)

North Light reckons he counted about 24 out on Christmas Eve and we saw 15 or so out yesterday.

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