Sightings Update 09/07/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
July 9, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: sunny, wind direction: N-NW, sea state: 0 increasing to 4

Lots of activity in the bay yesterday, as dolphins could be seen uninterrupted for six hours from 7am to 1pm. They were recorded to be displaying primarily foraging and travelling behaviours but were also spotted leaping frequently and chasing fish. For the most part the cetaceans stayed around the reef shelf, however once again a few individuals come right into the harbour – this time identified as Jacky and her calf Jay. Bird sightings include manx shearwater, Mediterranean gulls and black-headed gulls.