11/04/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoise

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
April 11, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Sunny becoming overcast later, Sea State 2, Wind direction: S/SE becoming NE for a while before returning to SE by end of day

There were two sightings of bottlenose dolphins during the day. A group of three dolphins including a juvenile was briefly spotted off the headland early in 7am watch. Just before 1 pm a group of 3 dolphins was seen off the headland travelling south-east into the bay coming within 200m north of the harbour wall. This group was again spotted during the following watch off the headland. Harbour porpoises were also identified on two watches foraging within the bay.