02/07/2016: 5 Bottlenose Dolphins 1 Atlantic Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 3, wind direction W
2 bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen from 7:30am travelling towards the harbour wall. They then joined to become one group and were foraging off the end of the harbour wall for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 3, wind direction SW
3 bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seal

The two bottlenose dolphins were still around from the previous survey. They were still foraging together at the end of the harbour wall. A seal popped up at the end of the harbour wall near the dolphins at around 10:15. Then during the end of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen further out towards the cardinal marker, whilst one dolphin was still foraging at the end of the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 4, wind direction S/SW
3 bottlenose dolphins

The same bottlenose dolphins were still in the area from the previous two surveys. A group of 3 was seen out by the cardinal marker whilst the other one was still foraging at the end of the harbour wall. Then as the survey went on, all 3 dolphins were foraging near the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW
2 bottlenose dolphins

The same bottlenose dolphins were seen from the previous survey. These were only in the area for around 15 minutes and were seen foraging by the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW
2 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen 15 minutes into the survey, they were seen travelling towards the harbour wall. They then were foraging around the harbour wall for around 15 minutes until they headed over to the headland. They were then seen foraging by the headland before seen the cardinal marker leaping. They then travelled back towards the harbour wall and were foraging again.
2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 3, wind direction SW
2 bottlenose dolphins

The two bottlenose dolphins from the previous survey were identified as an adult and a juvenile. They were seen foraging inside the harbour wall around by the boats and their location didn’t vary much than around the end of the harbour wall. They were seen foraging here all throughout the survey.