03/08/12 Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

2hr survey Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/ sunny; sea state 1; wind SE S SW
Nine bottlenose dolphins.

Nine bottlenose dolphins seen throughout survey foraging at depth and fast circling at the surface.

2hr survey Start time 11:00
Weather conditions; overcast/ sunny; sea state 1; wind SE S
Eight bottlenose dolphins and one atlantic grey seal.

Eight bottlenose dolphins including a calf foraging at depth, fast mingling at surface and approaching boats. One female atlantic grey seal seen in water.

2hr survey Start time 13:00
Weather conditions; overcast/ sunny; sea state 2; wind SE S
Nine Bottlenose dolphins and one atlantic grey seal.

Dolphins seen throughout survey fast mingling at the surface, chasing prey at the surface, travelling with long dives and foraging for food at depth. One atlantic grey seal seen in water by the harbour wall.

2hr survey Start time 15:00
Weather conditions; fair; sea state 2; wind S/SW
Eight Bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins seen throughout survey foraging, leaping and travelling around the survey area between the fish factory, harbour wall and cardinal buoy.