22/07/12: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey; Start time: 07:00
Weather conditions: overcast & dull/sunny; sea state: 1; wind direction: SE
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and chasing fish in front of the harbour wall and near the cardinal buoy towards the end of the survey.

2hr survey; Start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state: 2-3; wind direction: S
Four bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and leaping in front of the harbour wall for the last half an hour of the survey.

2hr survey; Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state: 3; wind direction: SW-SE
Five bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen for the first hour of the survey in the area in front of the harbour wall and near fish factory foraging and leaping before travelling out of the area around the headland. One more bottlenose dolphin was seen leaping and lunging near the fish factory right at the end of the survey.

2hr survey; Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state: 3; wind direction: SW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen in the survey area throughout the duration of the survey. They were seen foraging as well as leaping and lunging.

2hr survey; Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state: 1; wind direction: SW
Five bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Throughout the survey period bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen in the area in front of the harbour wall and out towards the cardinal buoy. They were foraging, leaping, lunging and also travelling across the survey area. One Atlantic grey seal was also seen in the water just in front of the harbour wall right at the end of the survey.