26/04/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoise

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
April 26, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2-3, Wind direction: SW

Our Living Seas volunteers carried out surveys from 7am to 7pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen consistently throughout our morning surveys, leaping and tail slapping, as well as showing foraging behaviour. Harbour porpoise were spotted in the afternoon around the headland, as well as a lone bottlenose dolphin within metres of the harbour wall on the last watch of the day. Volunteers observed a range of bird life, including gannets, cormorants and oystercatchers

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