Sightings Update: 17/09/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
September 17, 2018
Species Recorded:
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Overcast with rain at times, Wind direction SE/S/SW, Sea state 1-2

 

Groups of bottlenose dolphins were seen by our Living Seas Volunteers during every watch yesterday, with the most individuals seen in the last landwatch of the day from 5-7pm.  Several mother and calf pairs were seen foraging in the bay, and sometimes joining with others to form larger groups.  There were also three sightings of Atlantic grey seals swimming just north of the harbour wall; seen once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening.