18/08/2013- Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, start time 9.00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction NW/W/SW
Five bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen throughout the survey, beginning with four milling around at the surface just north of the harbour wall. These then moved east towards the cardinal buoy. They then separated into two groups and were joined by another dolphin. Eventually they split into three groups with one by the harbour wall, a group of two just northeast of the wall and another group of two just south of the cardinal buoy.

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW/W
Four bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen throughout the entire survey period. At the start of the survey three dolphins were seen traveling out to the cardinal buoy where they were later seen foraging. During the middle of the survey two dolphins were seen leaping and tail slapping by the cardinal buoy. Two individuals travelled off and during the second half of the survey two animals were seen foraging and milling around at the surface between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory.

2 hour survey, start time 13.00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W
Three bottlenose dolphins

The survey began with one bottlenose dolphin by the cardinal buoy foraging. This dolphin was joined by two more, one of them being a calf, who travelled east from the fish factory. Another dolphin soon joined, but disappeared again, leaving a group of three foraging by the cardinal buoy. After this there was a break where no dolphins were sighted but after fifteen minutes two dolphins appeared again by the cardinal buoy. One more then joined and all three were seen foraging by the harbour wall.

2 hour survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2-4, wind direction S/SW/W
Six bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Dolphins were seen throughout the entire survey period with a group of three bottlenose dolphins travelling and foraging between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory. During the second half of the survey another group of three dolphins travelled into the bay and were seen tail slapping and belly flopping at the surface. An Atlantic grey seal was also seen in the water by the fish factory.