17/05/2016: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

 

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 1, wind direction S/SE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair-overcast, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Two Bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen for fifteen minutes in the second half of the survey. They were spotted at the headland and were seen leaping and tail-slapping.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair-overcast-dull-rain, sea state 1, wind direction SW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling west toward the headland at the beginning of the survey. They were seen foraging for the next fifteen minutes and then not seen again.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast -rain, sea state 1, wind direction W/NW/SW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast -rain, sea state 1, wind direction S/SW
Three Atlantic Grey Seals and four Bottlenose dolphins

Three Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water between the headland and the harbour, with one seen bottling. Four Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the last fifteen minutes of the survey, travelling west and surfacing at irregular intervals.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast -rain, sea state 1, wind direction S/SW
Six bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Three dolphins were seeing travelling past the headland at the beginning of the survey. An Atlantic grey seal was also seen in the water by the harbour. At the end of the survey three dolphins were spotted at the headland travelling toward the harbour wall.