16/05/2016: Bottlenose dolphins and three Atlantic grey seals

2h survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/dull, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Ten bottlenose dolphins

There was ten bottlenose dolphins spotted throughout the survey. They were spotted in different areas around the bay from the headland to the cardinal buoy. They displayed behaviour such as leaping, tail slapping and travelling from the headland to the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/fair, sea state 1, wind direction S/N/NE
Fifteen bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

The dolphins from the previous survey remained in the bay. There was a total count of fifteen bottlenose dolphins spotted throughout the survey. There were thirteen adults spotted and two calves. They were spotted in various spots around the bay and changed throughout the survey as they were seen travelling from the headland to the cardinal buoy and back to the headland. They displayed behaviour such as travelling, leaping and tail slapping. There was one Atlantic grey seal spotted near the headland travelling closer to the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NW
Eleven bottlenose dolphins

The dolphins remained in the bay. There was a total of eleven individual bottlenose dolphins spotted during the survey. The dolphins remained in the bay until around 12:30. They were spotted near the cardinal buoy displaying behaviour such as long dives, leaping and tail slapping.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction N
Three bottlenose dolphins

There was a count of three bottlenose dolphins spotted at the beginning of the survey. The dolphins remained in the bay for a short period of time as they were not spotted again after 13:15. They were spotted in front of the harbour wall and displayed behaviour of travelling east.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction N

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 1, wind direction N/NW
Eight bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seals

There was a count of eight bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seal spotted at the end of survey. They were spotted around 18:30 and remained until the end of the survey. The dolphins were spotted near the headland and in front of the harbour wall. The dolphins displayed behaviour such as travelling, milling and slow circling around at the surface. The two Atlantic grey seals were spotted in the water near the headland and in front of the harbour wall.