12/08/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair. Sea state 3-4. Wind W-SW.

No Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull - Fair. Sea state 3. Wind NW.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

At the start of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy, and an Atlantic grey seal was seen swimming west towards the fish factory. In the second half of the survey a mother and calf and another adult dolphin were seen milling at the surface near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny-fair-overcast/dull. Sea state 3-4. Wind SW.
Five Bottlenose dolphins.

In the first half of the survey three bottlenose dolphins (including one calf) were seen foraging and leaping by the cardinal buoy. Towards the end of the survey three adult dolphins were seen travelling north-east from the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sun and Showers-Sunny. Sea state 3. Wind SW.
Three Bottlenose dolphins.

Throughout the survey bottlenose dolphins were seen milling at the surface near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair-sunny-overcast/dull-rain. Sea state 3-4. Wind SW.
Five Bottlenose dolphins.

At the start of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy. Later on two dolphins were seen travelling south towards the harbour wall, and a mother and calf were seen foraging around the harbour. At the end of the survey the mother and calf were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Sunny-Overcast/Dull. Sea state 4. Wind WSW.
Three Bottlenose dolphins.

Throughout the survey three dolphins were seen foraging around the harbour wall and the fish factory.