10/09/2015: Five Bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction S
Five Bottlenose dolphins

At the start of this survey two groups of bottlenose dolphins were seen. One group consisted of two adults travelling west towards the fish factory whilst foraging and the other group consisted of a single bottlenose dolphin also travelling west towards the fish factory whilst foraging. The group of two travelled around the headland at the fish factory whilst the single dolphin travelled towards the harbour wall and was seen mingling at the surface there for 15 minutes before disappearing. After 15 minutes another dolphin was seen mingling at the surface near the cardinal buoy then this disappeared. Then after 15 minutes a single individual was seen foraging near the fish factory before this dolphin began travelling east towards the cardinal buoy and then travelled further east whilst it foraged, when it reached the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SE

No sightings

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

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE
One Atlantic grey seal

During the final 15 minutes of this survey one Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water just in front of the harbour wall.