Sightings update 23/04/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Harbour porpoise

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
April 23, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
5

Survey Observations

Weather conditions were predominantly overcast, with brief periods of sunshine and rain. Sea State 1-3, Wind Direction S-E to S-W

Porpoises were seen during one survey, but dolphins were seen throughout the day. During the most eventful survey we saw around nine dolphins energetically leaping and tail slapping, as well as approaching a boat. Flocks of gulls stationary above the water indicated feeding behaviour amongst the dolphins too. Our Shorefin team suspected an incident of porpoiside occurred, as photos appear to show a porpoise being thrown from the water