14/6/15 One Atlantic Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 3-4, wind direction NW
38 Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the whole 2 hour survey, with 4 adults and a juvenile being the first to be seen level with the fish factory and the cardinal buoy. They were displaying behaviours of foraging at depth whilst returning to the surface at a similar position. During the next 15 minutes another adult had joined them, and the juvenile was leaping out of the water. For half an hour the numbers declined to one which was travelling towards the harbour. During the last hour, however, other dolphins returned, with the numbers increasing to a maximum of seven. The behaviours displayed were the same as before.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/Sunny/Overcast, sea state 2-3, wind direction N
17 Bottlenose dolphins and 1 atlantic grey seal

Dolphins were seen for most of the survey, mostly around the cardinal buoy with a few exceptions that made it to the end of the harbour wall. They were displaying behaviours of milling around at the surface, leaping and tail slapping.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 2, wind direction NW-N

There were no sightings during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 2-3, wind direction NW-NNW

There were no sightings during this survey.