Sightings Update 05/10/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
October 5, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
4

Survey Observations

Weather Conditions: Overcast with sunny spells, Wind Direction: S/SW/NW/N, Sea state 1-3

Bottlenose dolphins were observed continuously for the first 2 hour survey yesterday, foraging between the headland and the Cardinal Buoy, and approaching close to the harbour wall at times. Three Atlantic grey seals were also sighted in the morning. The sea conditions deteriorated steadily throughout the day with no cetacean or seal activity recorded in the bay between 13:00 and 17:00 but a black-throated diver was spotted on the water.