13/05/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr Survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull to Fair, wind NW-NNW-WNW sea state 4

No Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, wind W, sea state 3-4
Three Bottlenose Dolphins, one Atlantic Grey Seal

One Bottlenose Dolphin was seen in the Harbour foraging at depth at the start of the survey. Later into the survey three Bottlenose dolphins including a mother and calf were seen energetically leaping and tail slapping in the area around the Cardinal Buoy. The mother and calf were later seen foraging in the same area for the rest of the survey. An Atlantic Grey Seal was seen east of the Harbour Wall towards the end of the survey.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull to Fair, wind W sea state 3-4
One Bottlenose Dolphin, One Atlantic Grey Seal

One Bottlenose Dolphin was seen foraging in the middle of the survey area towards the Cardinal Buoy for around an hour in the middle of the survey. An Atlantic Grey Seal was also seen briefly in front of the Harbour Wall.

2hr Survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, wind NW sea state 3

No Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, wind W/NW sea state 2-1
Three Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey a mother and calf Bottlenose Dolphin pair was seen travelling east away from the Fish Factory. They later approached the Harbour Wall and then travelled further out towards the Cardinal Buoy to forage. After foraging the dolphins approached the Harbour Wall again and travelled west towards the Fish Factory. Another adult Bottlenose Dolphin was seen foraging by the Fish Factory.