01/05/2015: 5 bottlenose dolphins and 2 Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 7:00.
Weather conditions: Fair - Overcast/dull, sea state 2, wind direction NE.
2 bottlenose dolphins.

One bottlenose dolphin was seen at the start of the survey period taking longer dives and possibly foraging within the harbour and inside the bay near the lifeboat station. Another bottlenose dolphin was seen later on in the survey period travelling in a north-westerly direction towards the fish factory and out of the bay.

2hr survey. Start time 9:00.
Weather conditions: Fair - Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction E/NE.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00.
Weather conditions: Fair – Overcast/dull, sea state 2-3, wind direction E/NE.
1 bottlenose dolphin.

Only one sighting was recorded towards the end of the survey period. This was one lone bottlenose dolphin out towards the fish factory. This dolphin was briefly spotted carrying out longer dives, and possibly foraging for food around the area.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00.
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, sea state 3, wind direction NE/SE.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00.
Weather conditions: Fair – Overcast/dull, sea state 2-3, wind direction NE/SE.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00.
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SE/E.
2 Atlantic grey seals and 2 bottlenose dolphins.

During the first hour of the survey, two Atlantic grey seals were recorded at separate intervals in front of the harbour wall. Both of these were briefly spotted in the water. Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted later during the survey period out towards the fish factory. These were travelling in a north-westerly direction out of the bay and around the headland.