Sightings Update 19/06/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seal

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
June 19, 2018
Surveys Conducted:

Survey Observations

Weather Conditions: No precipitation/heavy cloud cover, sea state 1-3, visibility 1-10km to >10km

A dolphin survey boat trip was able to run yesterday afternoon. The state of the water started out calm and glassy then quickly became choppy with small waves due to the wind picking up. During the trip, our Living Seas Volunteer sighted a group of four dolphins. There were three adults and one juvenile. They were observed leaping, milling about, and travelling eastward. Two gannets were seen above the group. Later on in the boat trip an Atlantic Grey seal was spotted in the water. An Oystercatcher was also seen during the trip.