Dolphins and seals in the Tay Estuary

  • Monica Arso Civil (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Bottlenose dolphins are regular visitors to the Tay estuary and St Andrews Bay, and are part of the wider east coast bottlenose dolphin population of around 200 animals that ranges between the Moray Firth and the Firth of Forth. The Tay estuary is also home to a grey seal colony that hauls out on the Abertay Sands. This place used to be home to large numbers of harbour or common seals before major declines were documented in several areas of Scotland. In the Firth of Tay, their numbers have declined 92% between 2002 and 2013.
Come along to learn more about these marine mammals living right on your doorstep and the current research being conducted.
Period28 Sept 2017
Held atUniversity of Dundee, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal