07/04/14: Harbour Porpoises and a Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather Conditions: Rain and mist, sea state 1-3, wind SE later becoming NW.

No sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: Rain, sea state 2 - 3, wind direction W.

Four Harbour Porpoises

No sightings were recorded for the first 75 minutes of the survey, and then three harbour porpoises were seen north of the harbour wall. They were travelling west with long dives. Later in the survey another harbour porpoise was seen travelling in the same direction, surfacing regularly.

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: overcast with rain, sea state 2, wind direction W.

Two Harbour Porpoises

At the start of the survey a harbour porpoise was seen foraging at depth north of the harbour wall. Nothing else was seen until the end of the survey, when another harbour porpoise was seen in the same area, also foraging at depth.

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: overcast to sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW

Two harbour porpoises and a grey seal

Two harbour porpoises were seen at the start of the survey, both foraging at depth north of the harbour wall. There were no further sightings until halfway through when a grey seal was seen at the surface.