18/10/2012: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey; start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair, sunny and overcast, sea state 2, wind direction S/SE/SE
Seven bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

At the beginning of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging north of the harbour wall. Another appeared at the cardinal buoy and three dolphins appeared by the fish factory and began leaping and splashing. Five bottlenose dolphins then grouped together north east of the harbour wall and were leaping and splashing whilst one remained foraging at the cardinal buoy. The group then split and one bottlenose dolphin travelled south three dolphins were leaping east of the fish factory and one dolphin remained foraging at the cardinal buoy. One male Atlantic grey seal was seen in front of the harbour wall. The dolphins regrouped and began splashing and leaping north of the harbour wall.

2hr survey; start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2, wind direction S/SE
11 bottlenose dolphins

Six bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping in front of the harbour wall and two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling towards the wall. Four bottlenose dolphins were then spotted east of the fish factory leaping. The dolphins were then seen foraging in front of the harbour wall. Seven dolphins were seen travelling and foraging in various groups in front of the harbour wall and then all began foraging. 11 bottlenose dolphins in various groups were seen foraging in front of the harbour wall. This group then dispersed and then two bottlenose dolphins remained next to the fish factory.

2hr survey; start 13:00
Weather conditions: fair to sunny, sea state 2, wind direction S/SSE/SW

No sightings

2hr survey; start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction S/SW

No sightings