04/05/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
May 4, 2018
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphin, Oystercatcher
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

04/05/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions: Overcast/Fair, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction SW

Land-based surveys were carried out between 7am to 7pm yesterday, by our Living Seas volunteers. Following a quiet start to the day, bottlenose dolphins were seen briefly foraging around the headland in the late morning. A larger group were then spotted in our final survey, where various behaviours were observed, including tail-slapping, lunging and spyhopping. This provided a fantastic opportunity for our ShoreFin team to capture some wonderful shots of some of Cardigan Bay’s Big Three. Numerous sea birds were also spotted throughout the day, including kittiwakes, common sandpipers and oystercatchers. We also saw garfish and a lesser sand eel.

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