08/08/15 14 Harbour Porpoises, Two Atlantic Grey Seals and 12 Bottlenose Dolphins

4hr survey. Start time 09:54
Weather conditions: Sea state 0-1, visibility >10km, light swell
13 Harbour Porpoises, Eight Bottlenose Dolphins and Two Atlantic Grey Seals

About an hour into this survey two adult Harbour Porpoises were seen swimming 400m from the boat. Then one hour after this the next sighting came. This was an adult and juvenile dolphin and these were seen leaping and foraging. Then half an hour later two porpoises, an adult and juvenile, were seen foraging and travelling North. Then 15 minutes later one grey seal was seen swimming and another was seen five minutes later also swimming. A couple of minutes later a group of six bottlenose dolphins were seen including one calf. The next sighting came 30 minutes later another harbour porpoise was seen swimming and within the next 15 minutes eight more sightings of harbour porpoises were recorded and these were all seen travelling northwards except the last group of two which were seen travelling South East.

2hr survey. Start time 14:09
Weather conditions: Sea state 1, visibility>10km, light swell
Four Bottlenose Dolphins and one Harbour porpoise

Within the first five minutes of this boat survey a group of two adult dolphins were seen foraging and leaping 100m from the boat. Then an hour later one harbour porpoise was seen travelling northwards 20m from the boat. Then in the last 15 minutes of the survey two more bottlenose dolphins were spotted 30m from the boat foraging. This group was made up of a mother and calf.