06/10/2014- bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and sunfish

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/rain/sun & showers, sea state 1 / 2, wind SW
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with a mother and calf foraging near the cardinal buoy the entire length of the survey. One seal was spotted near the fish factory in the middle of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind SW
Five bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

The same mother and calf seen in the previous survey were still foraging near the cardinal buoy at the beginning of this survey. One curious grey seal surfaced near the fish factory were eight surfers were. Right at the end of the survey, three additional dolphins appeared to join the mother and calf and were seen tail slapping and leaping.

2hr survey. Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2-4, wind NW/SW/SE
Nine bottlenose dolphins

A couple of dolphins, possibly the mother and calf seen early were foraging near the cardinal buoy at the beginning of the survey. Towards the end of the survey, nine dolphins were spotted, all travelling NE towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 2, wind SW/NW
Four bottlenose dolphins and one sunfish

At the beginning of the survey a mother and calf were seen foraging near the fish factory. Shortly after, two more dolphins appeared, as well as a sunfish. The sunfish remained for around half an hour, just off from the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2-4, wind SW
Five bottlenose dolphins

No sightings until the second half of the survey when five bottlenose dolphins were seen, all foraging near the cardinal buoy. Two groups of mother and calves made up the group compositions. One grey seal was seen towards the end of the survey, foraging and travelling off towards the fish factory.