22/05/2016: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 1, wind direction SW
5 Bottlenose dolphins, 1 Atlantic grey seal

45 minutes into the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging to the right of the headland. One Atlantic grey seal was also spotted close to the harbour wall. It quickly disappeared and was not seen for the rest of the survey. Halfway into the survey, a group of 4 bottlenose dolphins, including a calf, was spotted. They were observed foraging between the headland and the cardinal marker for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/rain, sea state 1/2, wind direction NW
6 Bottlenose dolphins

There was a count of six bottlenose dolphins, including 3 calves, spotted through most of the survey. They were spotted around 9h00 and remained until 10h30. The dolphins were spotted near the cardinal marker and in front of the harbour wall. The dolphins displayed behaviour such as travelling, foraging, leaping and tail slapping.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny/overcast, sea state 2, wind direction W

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W/NW
2 Bottlenose dolphins

15 minutes into the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were spotted to the right of the headland. They were taking long dives and were thought to be foraging. One dolphin disappeared out of sight while one was sighted at irregular intervals during the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NW
1 Bottlenose dolphin

Around 15h30, one bottlenose dolphins was sighted near the cardinal marker. It was travelling west. There were no more sightings for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1/2, wind direction NW
4 Bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were sighted in the last 30 minutes of the survey. They were observed exhibiting various behaviours such as leaping, tail slapping and foraging while on the move.