18/9/2013 – Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seal

2 hour survey, start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state: 4, Wind direction: NW
2 Bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Two bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen at the beginning of the survey in the harbour where they were thought to be searching for food. They appeared to continue to forage for around an hour before leaving the area.

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, Sea state: 3, Wind direction: NW/NNW/WNW

No sightings.

2 hour survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state: 4/3, Wind direction: NW
3 Bottlenose dolphins including 1 calf

Nothing was seen for an hour and a half into the survey when 3 bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen by the pier travelling east, thought to be looking for prey whilst on the move. One dolphin was last seen travelling north near the buoy.

2 hour survey, start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair, Sea state: 3/2, Wind direction: NW
1 Bottlenose dolphin and 1 Atlantic grey seal.

One Bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling West by the fish factory thought to be searching for food. Nothing was then seen until near the end of the survey when one Atlantic grey seal was seen close to the pier.