18/12/2017: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
December 18, 2017
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphin
Surveys Conducted:
2

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction N/NW

During the first survey a group of 10 bottlenose dolphins, including 2 calves, were observed foraging across the bay. Some individuals were seen leaping and lunging out of the water as well as throwing fish. The dolphins travelled out of the bay at the end of the survey. Our ShoreFin team identified Vader (302) a male dolphin who is a regular visitor to the bay area. The 11am survey was fairly quiet with two dolphins briefly seen near the headland.

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