Sightings Update 23/06/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
June 23, 2018
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphin
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, Wind direction: NE-NW

Dolphins were recorded throughout the day yesterday, seen mostly foraging and occasionally leaping by the edge of the reef. Estimated to include around 20 individuals, the cetacean groups at times came closer to the harbour wall – with a few even spotted foraging between the boats inside the harbour. A variety of bird species including gannets, black-legged kittiwakes,  common guillemots, razorbills and black-headed gulls could also be seen searching for food around the bay.

We would also like to highlight the importance of using the provided bins around New Quay and around the British coastline, or holding onto your litter until a suitable bin becomes available. As the holiday season picks up it sadly seems inevitable that animals are found swallowing plastics such as the one pictured here. Not only our bird species but all marine wildlife including dolphins and whales are put under serious threat by such pollution. Please do your bit to help us protect our delicate seas.

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