Update 06/08/2018: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
August 6, 2018
Species Recorded:
Bottlenose dolphins
Surveys Conducted:

Survey Observations

Weather Conditions: Fair to Dull, Wind Direction: S-SW in the am, N in the pm, Sea State 2

 Bottlenose dolphins were seen across all 6 of the land surveys conducted by our living seas volunteers yesterday! Throughout the majority of the surveys the dolphins showed staying behaviour which included long dives, thought to be foraging at depth. In the morning survey a small group of dolphins were seen to be throwing their catch around. During the afternoon the dolphins became much more active as they were seen leaping, tail slapping and chasing fish at the surface close to the harbour wall and the fish factory at the headland.