15/06/11 – 12 bottlenose dolphins and 6 Atlantic grey seals

1hr: Start 10:00

Weather Conditions: Sea state mainly 2, visibility >10km, swell light.

The first sighting was at 10:44 of five bottlenose dolphin including 1 calf, seen 1m from the boat travelling and bow riding. At this point photo ID was conducted and our licence was invoked.

The second sighting was at 11:12 when three female Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water 20m from the boat.

The last sighting was at 11:27 when one female Atlantic grey seal was spotted hauled out 70m from the boat. 

1.5hr: Start 12:16

Weather Conditions: Sea state 1-3, visibility 1->10km, swell light

The first sighting was at 12:21 when one bottlenose dolphin was spotted travelling 25m from the boat.

The second sighting was at 12:23 when two bottlenose dolphins were seen 120m from the boat travelling ENE.

At 12:28 two bottlenose dolphins were spotted 120m from the right side of the boat moving ENE.

The last sighting came at 12:55 when one female adult Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out 80m from the boat.

1.5hr:  Start 13:47

Weather Conditions: Sea state 2, visibility 1-10km, swell light

At 13:48 one adult bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging 900m from the boat.

The second sighting was at 14:00 when one juvenile bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging, feeding and travelling SSW 185m from the boat.

At 14:32 an adult female Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled 50m from the boat.