06/06/15: 29 Bottlenose dolphins and 3 Atlantic grey seals.

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 2, wind direction SW
Five bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

From the very beginning of the survey there were 3 dolphins spotted near the fish factory, moving across the harbour. The first group of dolphins disappeared back around the fish factory but were quickly replace by another group coming around the fish factory and right up to the harbour. There were a number of juveniles spotted with this group as well as an Atlantic grey seal lying in the water of Dolau Beach. There was a lot of milling around the surface indicating that the dolphins may be foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 4, wind direction SW
Six bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

One of the groups of from the previous survey was spotted at the beginning of this survey as well as the same grey seal. The remaining group of dolphins quickly left around the fish factory. However they were replaced by another group of 4 which came right up the harbour wall. There were a few juveniles spotted with them, milling about on the surface probably foraging for food.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 4, wind direction W
Six bottlenose dolphins

One of the groups from the survey before was spotted still milling around the harbour wall. One of the groups headed over towards the cardinal buoy. The group near the cardinal buoy were milling around probably foraging near the reef. A number of juveniles were spotted in this survey near the harbour wall with the adults. As the survey went on the number of dolphins increased and by the end of the survey there was a peak of six dolphins dotted throughout the area.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SW
Eight bottlenose dolphins

From the beginning of the survey there were dolphins spotted throughout the survey. Halfway through a group of juveniles appeared near the harbour wall and splashed around a lot showing off their acrobatics and the white bellies. A lot of the dolphins were is small groups of two and three even though they all arrived together. They spent most of their time foraging for food while the juveniles played under their supervision.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction W
Four bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted at the start of the survey period moving across the harbour towards the cardinal buoy. They splashed around the buoy for a while leaping around, and eventually moved closer towards the wall. They left the harbour towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction W
One Atlantic grey seal

There was only one Atlantic grey seal spotted in this survey near the fish factory.