Friday, 3 August 2012

Fishguard outer breakwater today

Over the past couple of days both Bottlenose dolphins and Porpoises have been seen in Fishguard Bay. Yesterday thanks to Paul Welsh I arrived with Rich crossen to see at least seven dolphins .

They were a mother and well grown/yearling calf , another possible mother and calf pair and at least three other adults . interestingly they were in those three units all seemingly seperate and avoiding contact in a slightly nervous way it seemed. Usually when they arrive here we have a loose group of around a dozen who generally interact to some degree.

This morning I saw only the mother and yearling type calf and they were acting really spookily.. I have seen no reason to explain their shy/antisocial behaviour but something seems a bit odd. As usual always more questions than answers!