16/09/2015: 7 bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seal

16/09/2015: 7 bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2, wind direction W/SW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 2-3, wind direction S/NE/E

5 bottlenose dolphins were seen during this survey, for the majority they were seen in 1 group of 4 and 1 group of 1 foraging by the cardinal marker, and then at the end of the survey they were sighted as a group of 5.

2hr survey. Start time 11.00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 2-3, wind direction NE/E

2 groups of 2 dolphins were seen during this survey, the first group were some of the same dolphins seen in the previous survey. Both groups were foraging by the cardinal marker with some leaping and splashing activity. There were no sightings during the second half of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13.00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 3, wind direction N/NE

1 Atlantic grey seal was sighted just in front of the harbour wall during the middle of the survey, there were no other sightings during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15.00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 3, wind direction N

No sightings