08/05/2016: bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals

08/05/2016: bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Three bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

At the beginning of the survey, a lone bottlenose dolphin was sighted travelling with regular surfacing offshore. Shortly after, it was joined by another individual, and a lone bottlenose dolphin was also seen north of the harbour wall. An Atlantic grey seal was also briefly sighted in the water in front of the harbour wall. The three bottlenose dolphins joined to form a group half way through the survey period and were observed travelling back and forth between the headland and the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1, wind direction E/SE
One bottlenose dolphin

Towards the end of the survey period, a lone bottlenose dolphin was sighted off the headland and observed foraging and travelling in a easterly direction.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction E/SE

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction SE

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SE
One Atlantic grey seal

A lone male Atlantic grey seal was sighted swimming in front of the harbour wall at the very end of the survey period.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2, wind direction S

No sightings.