2hr survey. Start time: 10.16
Weather conditions: sea state 2, visibility >10km, light swell
Six Atlantic grey seals
In the middle of the survey one adult Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling. Then about half an hour later a two adult female grey seals were seen swimming with 1 juvenile male. Then soon after this 2 adult grey seals were spotted hauled out.
2hr survey. Start time: 12.23
Weather conditions: sea state varied between 0 and 3, visibility >10km, light swell
11 Atlantic grey seals, one harbour porpoise, and two bottlenose dolphins.
At one o’clock a grey seal was seen bottling then 5 minutes later another was seen in the water. Then soon after this a harbour porpoise was seen foraging. Within the next half hour 10 adults grey seals were seen. Two adults were seen in the water bottling, one was seen scanning, two were then seen hunting, two were seen in the water and finally three were seen together consisting of two females in the water and a male hunting. Finally just before the end of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen tail-slapping, logging and milling.