Our Aquatic Neighbours
By Mike Clift | July 9, 2019
Dolphins Just Offshore
We are extremely lucky here at Seahaven Maritime Academy to enjoy frequent sightings of local, marine wildlife. Our stretch of the South coast is home to many aquatic species including dolphins and seals.
Dolphins are frequently spotted just offshore by local residents, visitors, fishermen and maritime professionals, either alone or in family pods.
It's not unusual for a pod of dolphins to approach and follow small boats just off Newhaven and Brighton. In Brighton itself there exists a well supported, voluntary Dolphin Project that monitors and gathers information on these local pods.
Seals In The Port
Seals are a common sight on the South Cost of England, and Newhaven is no exception. They are often to be seen swimming around in the port and in local rivers or laid out on the beach, resting up and enjoying the sun.
There are two types of seal found around the British Isles – the common seal and the grey seal.
Both these species of seal are relatively common. They are thriving in British waters and their numbers are increasing.
Whales In The Channel
Numerous species of whale inhabit the waters surrounding Britain, including Orcas, Minke and Humpback whales.
See the video below of one of many sightings of whales in the English Channel.
Don’t Forget Your Camera
Be sure not to forget your camera when you attend for study at Seahaven Maritime Academy. We have a wealth of aquatic mammals and sea birds on our doorstep and you never know what you might see.
Newhaven also has a rich area of wetland nearby that is preserved for wildlife. This is home to many wonderful creatures, including many different species of sea birds.
Our Maritime Training Courses
Seahaven Maritime Academy, based at The Port of Newhaven in East Sussex, is the ideal establishment for Maritime Training at all levels. The links below will provide you with more information:-
If you would like further information then please feel free to get in touch.