24/08/12 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: rain overcast/ dull; sea state 2; wind direction W/S/SE
Four bottlenose dolphins including one calf

One dolphin foraged close to the harbour wall for the majority of the survey with three dolphins including one calf joining briefly to leap in front of the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: rain, overcast/ dull; sea state 1-2; wind direction SE
Seven bottlenose dolphins including two calves

Mother and calf foraged in front of the harbour wall for the first hour of the survey, later joined by five other individuals, including another calf, the group of seven then swept across to the east surfacing at regular intervals. The group then split in to a three foraging in line with the fish factory and mother and calf foraging at the end of the pier, the other dolphins were not tracked again. The two groups then re-joined to create a four and travelled towards the cardinal buoy to continue foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, overcast/ dull; sea state 3; wind direction SE

No Sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, overcast/dull; sea state 2-3; wind direction NE/N
One Atlantic grey seal.

15 minutes into the survey an Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water in front of the harbour wall.