09/04/2018: 20 Bottlenose dolphins, 8 Harbour porpoise, 6 Atlantic grey seals

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
April 9, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
3

Survey Observations

09/04/2018: 20 Bottlenose dolphins, 8 Harbour porpoise, 6 Atlantic grey seals

Weather conditions: Sea State 1/2, visibility >10km, light swell, wind force 0-2 North-East

Three, two-hour surveys were conducted on the Anna Lloyd during the day. During the first, a group of 4 seals were seen, with two hauled out on the rocks. These same two seals were spotted regularly throughout the day. Later in the trip, porpoise were also seen foraging around the bay. The second trip saw 13 dolphins, as well as porpoise and seals. The dolphin sightings included a recorded juvenile, seen leaping out of the water alongside two adult individuals. The final trip also saw leaping dolphins, as well as three seals and a single porpoise. Gannets were also seen during the day.