25/05/2016: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NE/E
No Sightings.

No Sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Overcast, sea state 3, wind direction E
Three Bottlenose Dolphins.

Midday through the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling towards the fish factory. The individual stayed for 15 minutes and was thought to be foraging at depth. Two more dolphins came into the survey area during the last 15 minutes, they were seen foraging offshore beyond the buoy zone, close to the boundary of the survey area.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 2, wind direction E
No Sightings.

No Sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 2/3, wind direction E/NE
No Sightings.

No Sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 3, wind direction NE
One Atlantic Grey Seal.

An Atlantic Grey seal was seen swimming just off the harbour wall during the last 30 minutes of the survey. During the survey a variety of bird species were seen including Herring gulls, Jackdaws, Oystercatchers, Razorbills, Cormorants, Rock pipits, Guillemots, and Greater black-backed gulls.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 3/2, wind direction NE
No Sightings.

No Sightings.