Sighting update: 30/07/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
July 30, 2018
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphin
Surveys Conducted:
2

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Rain/dry, Wind direction: S-W, Sea state 2-4, medium swell. Visibility: 1-10km

Although rough seas made sightings difficult – two boat surveys were carried out yesterday on ‘Anna Lloyd’ in which bottlenose dolphins were encountered in both. During the first survey they were recorded to be very active, leaping and displaying courtship behaviours; while the second survey saw groups of dolphins leaping nearby.