Sightings Update 30/07/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
July 30, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
5

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: sun/rain, wind direction varied, sea state 1-3

A fantastic day for sightings of bottlenose dolphins, the cetaceans could be seen throughout the day from the harbour wall here in New Quay. Mostly seen foraging, they were also recorded to be displaying tail slaps and leaping behaviours as well as feeding on prey. During the early afternoon, larger pods of 12 or more dolphins (including multiple young) could be seen around the survey area.

Amongst the identified dolphins, regular visitors ‘Jacky’ and her calf ‘Jay’ could be seen throughout the morning.

Other wildlife included gannets, manx shearwaters and sandwich terns.