Sightings Update 05/06/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
June 5, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
2

Survey Observations

Weather conditions, sunny, no precipitation, seas state 1 – 2, visibility 1 – 10km, Light swells.

The Sulaire experienced some exceptional encounters today across both boat trips. During the 10:45am passengers encountered a number of sizable Bottlenose Dolphin groups across the survey, as well as a solitary Atlantic Grey Seal as the bot returned to New Quay harbour. Passengers on the 12:45pm trip were lucky enough to encounter a large group of Bottlenose Dolphins composed of up to 15 individuals, this was a very lucky sighting for passengers as this large group approached the boat and travelled with the vessel bow riding for some time. Several other smaller groups of Dolphin were also seen on this trip as well as several Atlantic Grey Seal individuals that were observed at the start and end of the trip.