2hr survey. Start time: 10.41
Weather conditions: sea state 1/ 2, visibility 1-10/ >10km, light swell
Eight bottlenose dolphins, four Atlantic grey seals
The first sighting was seen as the survey begun, with eight bottlenose dolphins including two calves seen in two separate groups within the bay. Both groups were seen to be foraging and leaping out of the water. Throughout the rest of the trip, four seals were seen bottling in the water.
2hr survey. Start time: 13.30
Weather conditions: sea state 2, visibility 1-10/ >10km, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins, three Atlantic grey seals
Two dolphins were seen at the start of the survey foraging in the bay. Later three seals were seen bottling, with one female identified. Three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging again in the bay, with two adults and one calf seen.
2hr survey. Start time: 14.56
Weather conditions: sea state 2, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Five bottlenose dolphins
Two dolphins were seen in the bay at the start of the trip, foraging and leaping. Later through the survey another two adult dolphins were seen. A female grey seal was seen bottling off Bird Rock. Finally near the end of the trip another bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging in the bay.