07/04/2018: 5 Bottlenose Dolphins & 6 Harbour Porpoise

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
April 7, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
4

Survey Observations

07/04/2018: 5 Bottlenose Dolphins & 6 Harbour Porpoise

Weather conditions: Rain-Overcast, Sea State 1, Wind direction: Variable

Marine mammals were spotted during each of the day’s 4 surveys. Firstly 3 harbour porpoise were seen travelling past New Quay Head at 9am. 5 dolphins (including a juvenile) were then seen foraging with long dives later in the day from 11am – 2pm, resurfacing at irregular intervals. Finally another 3 porpoise were sighted at around 3:30pm. They came close to the harbour wall before heading out to sea.