20/06/12: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

2 hr survey: 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny; Sea state: 1; wind direction: N/NE
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Four bottlenose dolphins  - one of which was a calf -  were seen foraging for 30 minuets around the cardinal buoy. An Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water close to the harbour wall.

2 hr survey: 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny to fair; sea state: 0-1; wind direction: NW/N/NE
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were first sighted 45 minutes into the survey. Three were travelling and foraging towards the harbour wall from the cardinal buoyand they were later joined by two more individuals very close in front of the harbour wall. This group then formed a group of four and travelled beyond the fish factory whilst the other one travelled east to join a further two dolphins who were now foraging at the cardinal buoy. The two groups remained separate for the rest of the survey, one near to the fish factory and the other at the cardinal buoy.

2 hr survey: 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state: 1-2; wind direction: NW
Five bottlenose dolphins

Throughout the survey a total of five bottlenose dolphins were observed in the area between the fish factory, the cardinal buoy and the harbour wall. These bottlenose dolphins were seen to be taking long dives and staying in the area, believed to be foraging.

2 hr survey: 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state: 1; wind direction: NE
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Throughout the survey a total of seven bottlenose dolphins were observed between the fish factory and the cardinal buoy. The behaviours observed were staying, deep diving and foraging. 2 hr survey: 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny to fair; sea state: 1; wind direction: N/NW
Six bottlenose dolphins

During the survey six bottlenose dolphins were observed in the area between the fish factory, cardinal buoy and the harbour wall. There were two calves travelling with the group.  During the last fifteen minuets of the survey there were no sightings recorded.