Sightings Update 11/08/19: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
August 11, 2019
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions:  Overcast with periods of rain, wind direction W/SW, sea state 2/3

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging close to the harbour wall early in the morning during the first watch.  Our Living Seas volunteers continued to observe dolphins throughout the following two surveys with numbers increasing up to seven individuals present.  Later in the afternoon two more dolphins were seen foraging north of the harbour wall.  There have been regular sightings of migrating sandwich and common terns and numbers of oystercatchers in the bay have been increasing with over 30 being seen yesterday.