04/09/12 Bottlenose dolphins and atlantic grey seals

2hr survey Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: rainy/overcast; sea state 1; wind direction N

Four bottlenose dolphin and one atlantic grey seal.

 

One atlantic grey seal was seen travelling northerly during the first fifteen minutes of the survey and four bottlenose dolphins were seen fast mingling at the surface, leaping and long diving during the second half of the survey.

2hr survey Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: overcast; sea state 2-3; wind direction NW

One bottlenose dolphin.

 

One bottlenose dolphin was sighted towards the end of the survey travelling in a northerly direction.

2hr survey Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: overcast; sea state 3; wind direction NW

One bottlenose dolphin.

 

One bottlenose dolphin was seen during the survey surfacing after long intervals, thought to be foraging at depth.

2hr survey Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: fair/sunny/overcast; sea state 3-4; wind direction N NNW

Two bottlenose dolphins and one atlantic grey seal.

 

Two bottlenose dolphins seen during the survey thought to be foraging at depth and one male atlantic grey seal was sighted off the cardinal buoy at the end of the survey.