04/09/2015: Three Bottlenose Dolphins, and two Atlantic Grey Seals

2hr survey. Start time 07:00.
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 4 to 3, wind direction NE to N.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00.
Weather conditions: Dull/overcast, sea state 4, wind direction SW veering N.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00.
Weather conditions: Dull/overcast, sea state 5, wind direction NW.
One Atlantic Grey Seal.

At around 11:15, there was a lone Atlantic Grey Seal seen in the water between the harbour wall and the headland. There were no further sightings in this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00.
Weather conditions: Dull/overcast, sea state 5 to 4, wind direction N to NW.
One Atlantic Grey Seal.

At around 13:30, another lone Atlantic Grey seal was seen just off the harbour wall. There were no further sightings from this survey.

2hr survey. Start time: 15:00.
Weather conditions: Dull/overcast, sea state 4, wind direction NW to N.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins.

Dolphins were first sighted at around 15:15. There were a total of three individuals, in two groups. Both of these groups were seen around the cardinal marker, where they were thought to be foraging at depth. After about 15 minutes, the lone dolphin had disappeared, and the group of two had moved closer to the wall, where they were then seen travelling further out towards the cardinal marker again. In the next 15 minute section, the two dolphins were seen leaping and splashing to the south east of the cardinal marker, and from here they were then seen travelling west, though they were thought to be hunting on the move. There were no further sightings from this survey.