Sightings Update 05/09/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair, Sea state 2-5, wind direction N/NW

Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. During the first survey a lone bottlenose dolphin was spotted surfacing once before disappearing.  A female seal was seen close to the harbour wall and later on an unidentified seal was observed travelling in the bay. Volunteers also spotted sandwich terns and cormorants.

Sightings Update 15/08/2019: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seal

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2-4, wind direction variable

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm. Dolphins were seen throughout all of the surveys, including a juvenile in the morning. The dolphins were seen leaping and foraging throughout the day. An adult Atlantic grey seal was also seen at 7am. Over 50 sandwich terns were spotted between 9am and 11am.

Sightings Update 11/08/19: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions:  Overcast with periods of rain, wind direction W/SW, sea state 2/3

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging close to the harbour wall early in the morning during the first watch.  Our Living Seas volunteers continued to observe dolphins throughout the following two surveys with numbers increasing up to seven individuals present.  Later in the afternoon two more dolphins were seen foraging north of the harbour wall.  There have been regular sightings of migrating sandwich and common terns and numbers of oystercatchers in the bay have been increasing with over 30 being seen yesterday.