Sightings Update 02/07/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
July 2, 2018
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphin
Surveys Conducted:

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Sunny, Wind direction: N to NW, Sea state 2-3

Busy waters yesterday morning with approximately nine to eleven dolphins scattered throughout New Quay Bay. A mother and calf were feeding closer into the harbour and others were feeding by the cardinal buoy. Due to the clear visibility of the water, our LivingSeas volunteers were able to spot a group of five dolphins riding the waves near the Harbour Wall! Our surveys throughout the rest of the day showed other groups foraging in the area and a dolphin was even seen playing with the head of a Mackerel it had just eaten!