16/04/13: Harbour porpoises, bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey, Start time: 09.00
Weather conditions: Fair or overcast/dull; sea state 2-3; wind S/SW/SSW
One harbour porpoise

One harbour porpoise was sighted off the harbour wall during the first hour of the survey.

2hr survey, Start time: 11.00
Weather conditions: Sunny or fair; sea state 3-4; wind SW
Three bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were sighted during the last 15 minutes of the survey near the harbour wall, they were moving slowly making long dives.

2hr survey, Start time: 13.00
Weather conditions: Sunny; sea state 3; wind SW
Three bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Three bottlenose dolphins were sighted during the first 15 minutes of the survey near the harbour wall travelling slowly making long dives. Later on the first half hour of the survey one of the three dolphins was travelling making long dives at irregular intervals, moving away from the study area. During this time an Atlantic grey seal was also spotted in the vicinity of the bottlenose pair.
The Atlantic grey seal was spotted again during the first 30 minutes of the second hour of the survey.

2hr survey, Start time: 15.00
Weather conditions: Sunny; sea state 3-4; wind SW

No sightings