22/08/2015: 2 bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seal

22/08/2015: 2 bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: rain, sea state 1-2, wind direction S/SE/NE

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 2, wind direction NE
One bottlenose dolphin and one Atlantic grey seal

A lone bottlenose dolphin was briefly sighted about half an hour into the survey period, milling about at the surface amongst all the Regatta activity and a flock of birds. Shortly after, a female Atlantic grey seal popped up amongst the boats moored in the harbour, before swimming away and disappearing.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2, wind direction SE
One bottlenose dolphin

A lone bottlenose dolphin was sighted off the headland three quarters of an hour into the survey period, taking long dives and thought to be foraging at depth. The dolphin continued foraging at depth in the same location for about an hour, before disappearing from the survey area before the end of the survey.