Sighting update: 04/08/2018: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seal

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
August 4, 2018
Species Recorded:
Surveys Conducted:
3

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Dry/mist, Wind direction: NE-NW, Sea state 1-3, light swell, visibility variable

Two boat surveys were conducted around the New Quay area yesterday, with dolphins encountered on both just metres from the boat. The cetaceans were mostly quite illusive; swimming slowly and undergoing long dives with irregular appearances. The first survey recorded a female Atlantic grey seal, seen bottling in the water. Gannets and fulmars were also regular sightings.

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