Sightings Update: 18/09/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals and Basking Shark

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
September 18, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
4

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Overcast with sunny spells and strong winds, Wind direction S/SW, Sea state 2-3

Groups of dolphins were seen foraging and socialising throughout the day yesterday, leaping out of the water and mingling at the water’s surface. A number of mother and calf pairs were able to be identified, including Jacky & Jay, Cross & Spot and Snowcap & calf. A female Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the morning swimming along the harbour wall, and a male was seen in the afternoon. There was also an exciting sighting of a juvenile Basking Shark during a morning survey.

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