06/08/11: 10 harbour porpoise

2hr survey: Start time 9:00

Weather conditions: overcast, occasionally fair, sea state; 1 becoming 2, wind direction; W

3 harbour porpoise, including a calf, were seen, presumed foraging, offshore from the harbour wall. Kittiwakes were seen circling over the animals which were seen towards the end of the survey.

2hr survey: Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: overcast, occasionally rain, sea state; 1 becoming 2 wind direction; NW

 

4 harbour porpoise, including a calf, were seen foraging in the same area as the previous survey. They were seen again in association with kittiwakes. Towards the end of the survey the porpoise began travelling W towards the fish factory.

2hr survey: Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: fair, sea state; 2, wind direction; NW

 

No sightings

2hr survey: Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: sunny becoming overcast and then rain, sea state; 2 becoming 3 wind direction; varying W, WNW and WSW

 

2 harbour porpoise were seen foraging offshore of the harbour wall. They then disappeared and at the end of the survey another harbour porpoise was seen foraging in the same area.