Sightings Update 23/10/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
October 23, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
4

Survey Observations

Weather Conditions: Overcast with sunny spells, Wind Direction: NW/W, Sea State 2-3

 

Living seas volunteers saw bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the day yesterday, displaying a wide range of behaviours, including leaping, foraging, milling and generally socialising. A number of large groups were seen in the afternoon leaping near the cardinal buoy. A mum and calf pairing were seen foraging the harbour during the first survey of the day. There were 6 sightings of Atlantic grey seals between 11am and 5pm, displaying a range of behaviours such as scanning, swimming, bottling, and logging.