Sightings Update 10/04/2018: 12 Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
April 10, 2018
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphin
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny, Sea State 2/3, Wind direction: N/ E later

Six bottlenose dolphins, including one juvenile, were seen from the harbour wall. Starting from 9am to 10.30am, they were travelling as two groups around the bay until they merged to head east. Four dolphins remained to forage, leap, and tail slap. Dolphins were not seen again until 6.30pm that evening. This group of five later split to a group of one adult and one juvenile where they were seen milling around close to the harbour wall.