28/04/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
April 28, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
5

Survey Observations

28/04/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction variable.

Bottlenose dolphins were spotted throughout the day. Seven dolphins including regular visitors Snowcap and her calf were sighted during the early morning, with one dolphin spotted travelling very close to the harbour wall. Later in the morning dolphins were sighted leaping and lunging around the Cardinal buoy, as well as an Atlantic grey seal bottling not far from the harbour wall. Coming up to midday 2 groups of dolphin were spotted foraging off the headland and around the Cardinal Buoy. During the afternoon eight individual dolphins including one calf were spotted.

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