12/08/2016: Thirteen bottlenose dolphins, One Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 11:58

Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light swell

No Sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 14:03
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light-moderate swell
Four bottlenose dolphins

Whilst in the bay two dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal marker, before later being spotted again travelling closer to the headland. Close to the end of the trip another two dolphins were seen following the boat as it re-entered the bay.

 

2hr survey. Start time 16:00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility 1-10km, light-moderate swell
Nine bottlenose dolphins, One Atlantic grey seal

At the start of the survey three dolphins including one juvenile were seen foraging close to the harbour wall. Whilst still in the bay another four dolphins were seen further offshore foraging and leaping from the water, with a gannet flying overhead. Off of Birds Rock, one Atlantic grey seal was spotted hauled out of the water. Near the end of the trip another two bottlenose dolphins were spotted travelling west across the bay.