09/05/14: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic grey

2hr Survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions wind SW going W sea state two to three fair to sunny.

Two Bottlenose dolphins one a calf were spotted foraging and leaping around the pier and then another 2 dolphins were spotted towards the end of the survey leaping in the general area of the north cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 11.00
Weather conditions wind W three to four overcast turning to rain.

Nine bottlenose dolphins were seen all survey area during the watch including at least two calf’s. Behaviors ranged from deep foraging dives to shallow and milling on the surface with lots of leaping as well.

2 hr survey. start time 13.00
Weather conditions wind SW sea state 3 overcast / dull.

Seven bottlenose dolphins including two calf’s and one Atlantic grey seal  were seen mainly behind the harbour wall and towards the fish factory for most of the survey exhibiting long dive foraging behavior  leaving the area towards the last 3rd of the slot

2hr survey. start time 15.00
Weather conditions wind SW going SSW for time sea state three to four sunny / fair

One Atlantic grey seal spotted right behind the main pier.