Sightings Update 09/10/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
October 9, 2018
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphins
Surveys Conducted:
3

Survey Observations

Weather Conditions: Sunny spells, Wind Direction: S/SW, Sea state 1-2

Great weather conditions and visibility meant that our Living Seas volunteers were able to easily spot wildlife yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were sighted in the bay continuously throughout every survey yesterday, with groups observed leaping, chasing prey at the surface, and milling. A number of young juvenile dolphins were also seen, swimming amongst larger groups of adult dolphins. Guillemots were also observed diving amongst dolphin groups, and a number of guillemots in their winter plumage were seen foraging near the harbour wall.