16/08/2017: 14 Atlantic Grey Seals and 4 Bottlenose Dolphins

 

1.5 hour survey, start time 10:45

Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10, light swell

Nine Atlantic Grey Seals

 

Nine adults Atlantic Grey seals were spotted hauled out and bottling in the water at the beginning of the survey.

 

2 hour survey, start time 12:21

Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10, light/medium swell

Two Bottlenose Dolphins and 3 Atlantic Grey Seals

 

A lone adult dolphin was seen foraging near the fish factory. Later on three adults Atlantic Grey seals were seen hauled out and then galumphing into the water. The final sighting was of another lone bottlenose dolphin foraging. Gannets were associated with these cetaceans.

 

2 hour survey, start time 14:30

Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10, light swell

Two bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic Grey Seals

 

The first sighting of the day was of two Bottlenose Dolphins foraging. Later on in the survey two Atlantic Grey Seals were seen bottling in the water, one female and one male.