Sightings Update 15/05/2019: Bottlenose dolphins & Atlantic grey seals

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
May 15, 2019
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 3-5, Wind direction None – N/NW.

Five bottlenose dolphins were present in the bay from the start of our surveys yesterday together with an Atlantic grey seal off the harbour wall.  The dolphins were socialising and foraging.  Our Living Seas Volunteers continued having sightings of small groups of dolphins throughout the morning.  After a quiet afternoon there were further occasional dolphin sightings from 4pm on and another seal was seen bottling in the water north of the harbour wall.