16/04/12: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair to overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S
6 bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins observed throughout the survey, mainly around the fish factory. Some foraging at depth and others travelling towards the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair to overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S.
4 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen for the first 45 minutes of the survey foraging at depth then starting to travel towards the fish factory. Dolphins reappeared towards the end of the survey travelling from the cardinal buoy towards the fish factory. One dolphin observed close to the pier. One seal observed at end of survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions; overcast to fair, sea state 1, wind direction W to SE
5 bottlenose dolphins, 1 Atlantic grey seal

One grey seal seen at beginning of survey. Dolphins observed throughout survey, some mingling around the fish factory. Towards end of survey four dolphins observed fast circling at the surface, leaping with tail slaps and lunges.

2hr survey. Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast to sunny, wind direction S
3 bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins observed travelling from the fish factory in an easterly direction in the first ½ hour of the survey. They were observed mingling at the surface shortly after, offshore, in a north east direction from the pier. There were no sightings in the second half of the survey.