07/04/2018: 10 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Harbour Porpoises, 1 Atlantic Grey Seal

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
April 7, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
1

Survey Observations

07/04/2018: 10 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Harbour Porpoises, 1 Atlantic Grey Seal

Weather conditions: Sea State 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell, wind force 0-2 North-East

During the only trip of the day, 10 bottlenose dolphins were seen along with 2 harbour porpoises and a single, female grey seal – totaling 7 separate sightings. The dolphins were seen to be foraging with long dives, while the porpoises were all spotted from about 10m away, travelling in a Westerly direction. The seal was seen ‘bottling’ closely to the survey boat.