22/04/2014: Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind N
Three bottlenose dolphins

Sightings were made for the last half of the surveying period, with the dolphins seen leaping and circling at the surface by the fish factory, with one calf being seen.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind S - SW
Six bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

The dolphins were seen during the second half of the survey, mainly foraging around the fish factory where a calf was also spotted. Dolphins were also seen travelling east towards the factory. At the end of the survey an Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water by the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind WSW - W
Nine bottlenose dolphins

The dolphins were seen foraging around the fish factory and the cardinal buoy at the start of the survey. A group of three dolphins were next seen foraging close to the harbour wall. At the end of the survey a small group was seen foraging next to the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: rain - overcast, sea state 1, wind SE - S
Fifteen bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey eight to nine dolphins were seen travelling and foraging between the fish factory and the cardinal buoy (including one calf), with one foraging next to the harbour wall. A group of five dolphins were then seen travelling North West past the fish factory, whilst another was seen travelling north east to the south of the cardinal buoy. At the end of the survey five dolphins were again spotted foraging around the fish factory.