10/05/2018: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, Harbour porpoises

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
May 10, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Mostly sunny, some fair weather, Sea State 2-3, Wind direction: W – S

A sunny day for our Livingseas volunteers, and we had sightings on almost every survey. Dolphins were seen leaping and chasing prey at the surface, during which Gannets were diving. Dolphins were also travelling and foraging around the Cardinal Marker throughout the day, and our SeaSeal team managed to photograph frequently sighted Jacky and her calf, see below. There was a lone porpoise and seal seen, both of whom were seen only briefly near the headland. In addition volunteers spotted a Barrel Jellyfish, a Herring gull playing with whelk eggs, a flock of Whimbrels and a Kestrel (also photographed).

 

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