03/07/2016: Twelve bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair/rain, sea state 1, wind SW/NW
Six bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey period, with six dolphins spread across 3 groups. All groups were seen foraging before travelling out of the bay in a south-easterly direction. An Atlantic grey seal was also seen swimming by the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind S/SW/W
Three bottlenose dolphins

Three of the dolphins from the previous survey were seen milling by the cardinal marker. They were seen feeding before travelling out of the bay past the headland.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind SW/W

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind W/NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind W/NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1/2, wind S/SW/W
Six bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were first spotted by the cardinal marker before making rapid progress across the bay towards the headland. They were seen feeding, leaping and tail-slapping before swimming back towards the harbour wall.