Sightings Update 31/07/19: Bottlenose Dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
August 31, 2019
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphins
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Overcast with sunny periods, sea state 4-2, wind direction NW backing S/SW

It was a great day for dolphin sightings despite the moderate sea.  Our Living Seas Volunteers observed dolphin in each of our six surveys.  During the high tide in the morning dolphins entered the harbour and were foraging between the moored boats.  At one point there was a group of five including two calves close in.  Later sightings were further off shore but in total 19 different individuals were recorded yesterday.