Via BBC News
"Volunteers for Marine Life have collaborated with Condor Ferries, for the first time this year, to cover more than 200 miles. Dr Rachel Davies, conservation science manager, said: "Ferry-based research is an essential part of our strategy.
"Our research is used to provide information for marine spatial planning and site safeguarding." In the first ferry survey, from Weymouth to Guernsey and Jersey, about 400 birds from 13 different species were recorded."