1/11/2012: 12 Bottlenose dolphins and six Atlantic grey seals

2 hr survey; start time 09:00

Weather conditions: dull and overcast to sunny and fair, sea state 1-3, wind direction W/SW

12 Bottlenose Dolphins and four Atlantic grey seal

 

Two groups of dolphins were seen foraging in the bay, including a mother and calf at the start of the survey, these dolphins also were seen to catch fish in view of the harbour wall. These were then joined by another two groups of dolphins which were seen leaping and playing in the bay. Three boisterous dolphins were also seen leaping and splashing just past the fish factory. One seal was seen near the RNLI ramp, and towards the end of the survey three more seals were seen in the same area.

2hr survey; start time 11:00

Weather conditions: sunny to fair, sea state 3-4, wind direction W

One Atlantic grey seal.

 

Towards the end of the survey, one Atlantic Grey seal was seen near the beach.  

 

2hr survey; start time 13:00

Weather conditions: overcast and dull to fair, sea state 3, wind direction W

One Atlantic grey seal.

 

At the start of the survey, one seal was seen just off the harbour wall, it then travelled offshore.

 

Due to failing light, no 15.00 survey took place.