20/09/12: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey; start time 09:00
Weather Conditions: overcast and rainy with some mist, sea state: 2-3, wind direction: SW.
Three Bottlenose dolphins

A bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging close to the harbour wall for the majority of the survey and another two dolphins were spotted by the cardinal buoy, also foraging.

2hr survey; start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Rain, overcast and fair, sea state: 1, wind direction, S/SW.
Four Bottlenose dolphins

One dolphin was spotted by the cardinal buoy foraging and another close to the harbour wall. Two dolphins were then spotted by the harbour wall chasing their prey at the surface and tossing fish into the air, whilst the other dolphin by the cardinal buoy was still foraging. The dolphins were then seen close the cardinal buoy foraging and playing.

2hr survey; start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast and rainy, sea state: 1, wind direction: S/SW
Six bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey three dolphins were seen foraging out by the cardinal buoy, and two other dolphins were seen travelling to and from the cardinal buoy to the wall with on dolphin foraging. Three dolphins were then seen foraging by the harbour wall and one dolphin remained foraging at the cardinal buoy. Two dolphins were then later spotted leaping and moving quickly in the harbour. Two dolphins were then seen foraging near the cardinal buoy and milling at the surface by the harbour wall.

2hr survey; start time 15:00
Weather Conditions: overcast, sea state: 2, wind direction: SW
One Atlantic grey seal and six bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey, one bottle nose dolphin was seen foraging close to the fish factory and one adult with a calf were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy. Two bottlenose dolphins were then seen travelling towards the harbour wall from the cardinal buoy. One bottlenose dolphin was then seen leaping and moving quickly out from the harbour wall. At the end of the survey two dolphins were seen foraging separately by the cardinal buoy.