Sightings Update 05/07/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
July 5, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, Wind direction: NW-SW, Sea state 0-4

Another busy day of land surveying yesterday, with bottlenose dolphins recorded during each of six surveys. Notably during the early morning and evening watches, dolphins could be seen only meters from the harbour wall – with two individuals quickly identified as Jacky and her calf Jay. As a whole, dolphins were noted to display leaps, travelling behaviours and foraging behaviours – with the mother and calf pair observed to be chasing fish at the surface. Other sightings include cormorants, flatfish, manx shearwater, moon jellyfish and bluefire jellyfish.

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