Sightings 18/08/19: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
August 18, 2019
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphins
Surveys Conducted:
2

Survey Observations

Weather Conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 1-2 in sheltered bays, 4/5 off headlands, wind direction N backing SW

Our Living Seas volunteers on board the Anna Lloyd and Sulaire yesterday had numerous encounters with bottlenose dolphins.  Over the two trips there were 18 sightings totalling 32 individuals including two calves.  The animals were observed mostly foraging and feeding but at times they provided passengers with exciting leaps and tail slaps.