15/06/15: 20 Bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: rain and overcast, sea state: 1, wind direction SE

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: rain, sea state: 2-1, wind direction SE
Three bottlenose dolphins

The first dolphin was seen at 10:15 and it stayed in the area until the end of the survey foraging. Fifteen minutes later two more individuals joined the area also foraging. They all stayed in the area between the fish factory, the cardinal buoy and the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast or fair; sea state: 1, wind direction SW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, except for 15 minutes at 12:30. They were mostly seen foraging around the cardinal buoy. With some fast circling, leaping and tail slaps near the fish factory in the first 15 minutes of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state: 2, wind direction NW
Two bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, foraging around the cardinal buoy. One atlantic grey seal was seen in the water near the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state: 1, wind direction NNE to N
Four bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were sighted foraging off the cardinal buoy for the first half an hour of the survey. They then proceeded to travel for 45 minutes west out of the survey area, while searching for prey. There were no sightings for 15 minutes. Then another two bottlenose dolphins, a mother and a calf, travelled east from around the fish factory into the survey area. They continued to head to the cardinal buoy were they began fast circling at the surface, leaping and tail slapping.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state: 1, wind N to NW
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were sighted foraging around the cardinal buoy for 15 minutes. They then proceed to travel west out of the survey area for the next half hour. They were joined by another individual as they travelled out, who for 15 minutes before had been displaying fast circling at the surface, leaping and tail slapping. Nothing was seen until the start of the second hour. For the last hour, three bottlenose dolphins displayed fast circling at the surface, leaping and tail slapping around the fish factory. While an individual foraged just of the harbour wall.