Sightings Update 22/5/19: Bottlenose Dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
May 22, 2019
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphins
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Mostly fair with sun at times, Sea State 1/2, Wind direction SE early becoming NW for most of the day

Two dolphins were present in the bay for an hour during the early watch. Mid-morning our Living Seas Volunteers spotted more dolphins foraging between the harbour wall and the cardinal marker. These were the joined by a group of eight giving lots of social interaction with leaps and surface mingling.  Two of our regulars, Snowcap and Vader were identified by our Shorefin Team. During the afternoon there were occasional sightings of dolphins in ones or twos foraging across the bay.  Late in the evening a group of five was spotted off the headland.

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