08/09/2015: 17 Atlantic grey seal, 2 harbour porpoise and 1 bottlenose dolphin

08/09/2015: 17 Atlantic grey seal, 2 harbour porpoise and 1 bottlenose dolphin

2hr survey. Start time: 12:29
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
2 harbour porpoise and 6 Atlantic grey seals

Two female seals were seen hauled out during the first part of the survey followed by a further three in the water, including one male. During the last 30 minutes of the survey two harbour porpoise were sighted travelling west and another female seal in the water.

4hr survey. Start time 13:41
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
11 Atlantic grey seals and one bottlenose dolphin

During the first 15 minutes of the survey three Atlantic grey seals wee sight, two hauled out on the beach with one female a short distance in the water. One adult bottlenose dolphin was then sighted 70m on the port side of the boat foraging. During the second half of the survey a further 8 Atlantic grey seals were sighted. Initially 1 male was sighted in the water with a further one male and one female in the water with a pup on the beach. Two more pups were sighted on land with another two adults in the water including one male.