Sightings Update 25/05/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
May 25, 2018
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphin, Gannets
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Sun and showers, sea state 1-3, wind direction NW-SW

From 7am dolphins were spotted immediately off the harbour wall, recorded to be foraging along the sea floor. As the morning continued, more animals (including a couple juveniles) joined the foraging dolphins with 7 individuals seen throughout the survey area – at times leaping out of the water. Gannets could also be seen circling above and diving for fish. The rest of the day was quiet until 6pm when a mother and calf were too sighted.

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