12/05/2013: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2 hour survey, Start time 9.00
Weather conditions: rain, overcast/dull; sea state 2, wind SW/SE/S
One Atlantic grey seal

At 10.15 one Atlantic grey seal was briefly spotted in the water just over the harbour wall. However the seal quickly left the area and no further sightings occurred.

2 hour survey, Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: rain, overcast/dull; sea state 2; wind SW/S/SE
Five bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were spotted just of the Fish factory thought to be foraging at depth. After fifteen minutes the group of three dolphins started travelling west, surfacing regularly and foraging at the surface of the water. The three dolphins remained in the area from the rest of the survey being joined by a fourth and fifth dolphin at 12.15 and 12.45 respectively. The group remained foraging around the harbour wall, surfacing irregularly and displaying acrobatic leaps and tail slaps.

2 hour survey, Start time 13.00
Weather conditions: rain, overcast/dull; sea state 2; wind S

No sightings

2 hour survey, Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, rain; sea state 2-3; wind WSW/W
One Atlantic grey seal

One Atlantic grey seal was seen just North of the harbour wall half way through the survey and was there for 30 minutes.