05/08/11: 12 Bottlenose dolphins 12 harbour porpoise

1 ½ hr survey: Start time 11.16

Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility <10 Km, light swell

 

3 harbour porpoise, including a calf, were seen foraging NE of the harbour wall. 4 kittiwakes were seen in association with the animals. 4 bottlenose dolphins were then seen foraging near the fish factory. Another bottlenose dolphin was seen near the fish factory travelling NW.

1 ½ hr survey: Start time 12.41

Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility <10 Km, light swell

 

3 harbour porpoise were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy. 5 kittiwakes were seen resting near the animals. 2 bottlenose dolphins, including 1 calf, were then seen travelling south offshore from birds rock.

1 ½ hr survey: Start time 14.07

Weather conditions: sea state variable, visibility <10 Km, light swell

 

3 harbour porpoise, including 1 calf, were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy. 2 kittiwakes were seen resting near the animals.

1 ½ hr survey: Start time 15.39

Weather conditions: sea state 2, visibility <10 Km, light swell

 

3 harbour porpoise, including 1 calf, were seen socializing and milling south of the cardinal buoy. 15 kittiwakes were seen in association with the animals. 5 bottlenose dolphins, including 1 calf, were seen travelling west offshore from birds rock.