Sighting update: 05/08/2018: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seal, Harbour porpoise

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
August 5, 2018
Species Recorded:
Surveys Conducted:
1

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Dry/, Wind direction: NE-NW, Sea state 0-2, light swell, visibility: >10km

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted an all-day boat survey yesterday and spotted  Bottlenose Dolphins,  Harbour porpoise and Atlantic Grey Seals during the 20 sightings. Most dolphin groups observed were quite energetic, and the animals exhibited a variety of behaviours including: head and tail slaps, leaping, lunging and rapid swimming, and many of these were shown by a particularly large pod.  Three new born calves were seen in this pod along with several older calves.

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