03/05/15: 17 Bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time: 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SW
Six bottlenose dolphins

After a quarter two bottlenose dolphins were seen milling around at the surface near the head of the wall, and doing long dives as well, suspected to be foraging at depth. After an hour three other individuals showed up near the small harbour wall, begin very active including leaps. A sixth individual appeared in the same area doing long dives. At the end the three individuals swam past the head of the wall, still being very active, while the other two were milling around at the surface near the head of the wall before disappearing.
2hr survey. Start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind direction W
Two bottlenose dolphins

After half an hour, one individual was seen milling around at the surface near the head of the harbour wall, which continued doing this throughout this entire survey. Halfway through the survey a second individual was seen near the fish factory for a short time, doing long dives, suspected to be feeding at the depth.

2hr survey. Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW-W
Three Bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of this survey one individual was seen travelling past the harbour wall, and then started milling around at the surface near the head of the wall. Afterwards it was doing long dives near the head of the harbour wall, more towards the fish factory and back to the harbour wall. During the last quarter of this survey two individuals were separately travelling eastwards, first seen north of the wall.

2hr survey. Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW
Four bottlenose dolphins

During the first half an hour two bottlenose dolphins were seen milling around at the surface near the cardinal buoy. Approximately half way through the survey 2 dolphins were seen travelling eastwards hear the harbour wall. One of them stayed closer to the wall while the other started milling around at the surface near the cardinal buoy. Suddenly they travelled very fast to the same spot near the fish factory, where after they travelled more slowly back east wards. A third one joined them while they started milling around at the surface north of the wall, while another fourth individual was spotted near the cardinal buoy.

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

At the beginning one individual was seen milling around at the surface at first near the fish factory, where after it came more closely to the wall and then towards the fish factory, before disappearing from view.
Halfway through the survey one very active individual was seen leaping near the fish factory, while another one was travelling eastwards, north of the harbour wall, before disappearing from view. The active dolphin continued doing some leaps as well as long dives, suspected to be foraging at depth, slowly moving more eastwards.

2hr survey. Start time: 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W-SW
One Atlantic grey seal

Only one Atlantic grey seal was seen during the first quarter of this survey in between the head of the harbour wall and the cardinal buoy.