05/08/11: 1 Bottlenose dolphin, 8 harbour porpoise and 1 Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey: Start time 9:00

Weather conditions: sunny, occasionally fair, sea state 2 becoming 3, wind direction varying N, NNW

 

1 Atlantic grey seal was seen near the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey. 1 harbour porpoise was then seen foraging offshore from the harbour wall before disappearing.

2hr survey: Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state; 3, wind direction; N

 

1 harbour porpoise was seen foraging offshore from the harbour wall. This animal was then joined by another and they continued foraging. The harbour porpoise then disappeared and a bottlenose dolphin was seen briefly foraging near the harbour wall.

2hr survey: Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state; 3 becoming 2, wind direction; N becoming NNW

3 harbour porpoise were seen milling at the surface half way through the survey. They remained in the same area and then disappeared towards the end of the survey.

2hr survey: Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state; 3 becoming 2, wind direction; N becoming NNW

2 harbour porpoise were seen at the end of the survey. Kittiwakes were circling above the animals which were presumed foraging.