20/09/2015: 15 Atlantic grey seals and 2 harbour porpoises
2hr survey. Start time: 10:47
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, low swell
Six Atlantic grey seals and two harbour porpoises
10 minutes into the survey one new born Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out of the water. 25 minutes later a lone male Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water. Shortly after, two more Atlantic grey seals, identified as a female and pup, were seen hauled out of the water. Half way through the survey, another female and pup were seen hauled out of the water. Near the end of the survey, two adult harbour porpoise were seen travelling 30m from the boat.
2hr survey. Start time: 12:51
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility 1-10km, low swell
Nine Atlantic grey seals
At the start of the survey, one Atlantic grey seal was spotted hauled out of the water. 20 minutes later, one male and one female seal were spotted together in the water. Shortly after, another was seen in the water followed quickly by another sighting of a lone male in the water. 5 minutes after two new born seals were spotted, one hauled out of the water and the other dead in the water. The final sighting of the survey was 3 minutes later where a female was seen with a new born hauled out of the water.