15/10/2015: Six bottlenose dolphins and four Atlantic grey seals

15/10/2015: Six bottlenose dolphins and four Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 2, wind direction E
Two bottlenose dolphins and one harbour porpoise

At the start of the survey 2 groups of dolphins were seen. One group consisted of a lone dolphin travelling with regular surfacing making determined progress easterly in front of the harbour wall. The other group was of 4, including one juvenile. The group of 4 were staying near the fish factory leaping and breaching. The group of 4 stayed near the fish factory, mostly foraging at depth for an hour. An Atlantic grey seal was seen near the start of the survey and stayed for 30 minutes. Another lone dolphin appeared 45 minutes before the end of the survey and was seen splashing and leaping near the horizon for 30 minutes before disappearing.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction E-NE
Two Atlantic grey seals

Near the start of the survey one Atlantic grey seal of unknown sex was seen in the water travelling east past the harbour wall. Shortly after, another seal of unknown sex was seen swimming near the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1-3, wind direction N

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction N
One Atlantic grey seal

Half way through the survey period, one female Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water in front of the harbour wall before quickly disappearing.