23/08/2015: 10 bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast-rain, sea state 2, wind direction S
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Two groups of two bottlenose dolphins were seen taking deep dives (thought to be foraging at depth) and travelling west from the cardinal marker between 09:15 and 10:00. During the same time period, a female Atlantic grey seal was spotted swimming north of the harbour wall.

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

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: rain, sea state 2-1, wind direction SW/W

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: rain-overcast, sea state 2, wind direction W/SW/S
Six bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen travelling from the fish factory towards the cardinal marker at about 16:15, where they remained foraging and displaying energetic behaviour until the end of the survey. At around the same time, a lone bottlenose dolphin was briefly spotted foraging close to the fish factory. At 16:30, a mother and a juvenile were seen foraging inside the harbour where they stayed until the end of the survey.