25/08/11: 20 Bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 3, wind SE
Eight bottlenose dolphins

During the second half of the survey initially one adult bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging by the fish factory. It was then joined by two more dolphins who were travelling east and foraging. After two dolphins travelled west out of the bay with the other groups remaining in the bay foraging and mingling at the surface.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/rain, sea state 1, wind SW/S
Five bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey a group of four dolphins including a calf were sighted off the fish factory foraging. Later a group of five dolphins were also sighted in the same area mingling at the surface. 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny/rain, sea state 1-3, wind S
Three bottlenose dolphins

During the last half of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were sighted travelling quickly into the bay from north of the fish factory. They were then joined by two other dolphins and were foraging between the fish factory and the harbour wall. Later a mother and calf were also seen foraging.

 2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 2, wind S/SE
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

At the start of the survey one adult bottlenose dolphin was spotted off the fish factory foraging. Later another was seen travelling out of the bay west past the fish factory whilst a mother and calf were milling at the surface north of the harbour wall. An Atlantic grey seal was seen just off the end of the harbour wall. At the end of the survey a group of three dolphins including a calf were foraging off the fish factory.