Sightings Update 16/06/19: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
June 16, 2019
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphins
Surveys Conducted:

Survey Observations

Weather Conditions: Overcast with rain at times, occasional sunshine, sea state 1-2, Wind direction S/SE

An exciting 7am start to the day for our Living Seas Volunteers who observed dolphins foraging close to the harbour wall throughout the first two surveys.  A mother and calf were also seen within the harbour amongst the moored boats.  One clearly marked dolphin photographed by our Shorefin Team is possibly a new one for New Quay.  Up to five dolphins were present until 11.30 when the weather deteriorated and there were no further sightings.