12/08/2013 – bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2 hour survey, start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Fair – overcast, sea state 3-5, wind NW
4 bottlenose dolphins

In the first half of the survey, three bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging, one south of the harbour wall, one near the fish factory and one near the cardinal buoy.  In the second half of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was spotted catching fish north of the harbour wall.

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny – overcast, sea state 4, wind W-NW
5 bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging near the cardinal buoy at the start of the survey.  After an hour this individual was joined by two bottlenose dolphins and the group travelled SE.  One bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging near the harbour wall for most of the survey before travelling north.  One bottlenose dolphin was spotted travelling SE near the harbour wall at the end of the survey.

2 hour survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair – overcast, sea state 3, wind NW
8 bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was spotted near the harbour wall, travelling NW.  One dolphin was spotted foraging, NW of the cardinal buoy.  Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging SE of the cardinal buoy, where they stayed for most of the survey.  In the last 30 minutes four bottlenose dolphins were spotted north of the harbour wall foraging, before dispersing and travelling east.

2 hour survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair – overcast, sea state 2-3, wind NW
5 bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were spotted circling, north of the harbour wall.  One dolphin quickly disappeared but the group remained in the area for an hour.  Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging east of the harbour wall at the start of the survey and stayed in the vicinity for the whole survey.