25/09/2015: One bottlenose dolphin and seven Atlantic grey seals

25/09/2015: One bottlenose dolphin and seven Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 07:00.
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 3, wind direction NW.
One bottlenose dolphin and one Atlantic grey seal.

A single bottlenose dolphin was seen at the start of the survey, surfacing a couple of times to the East of the harbour wall, before disappearing. In addition, one female Atlantic grey seal was seen in front of the harbour wall for a brief period towards the start of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W/NW.
Two Atlantic grey seals

There were two sightings of a single Atlantic grey seal in front of the harbour wall in the middle part of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W/NW.

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W/NW/SW
One Atlantic grey seal

In the last few minutes of the survey one Atlantic grey seal was seen in front of the harbour wall. Three lion’s mane jellyfish were also spotted during the course of this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW
One Atlantic grey seal

At the end of this survey, a male Atlantic grey seal was spotted swimming East in front of the harbour wall, before swimming behind the wall and into the harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction S
Two Atlantic grey seals

An Atlantic grey seal was spotted near to Dolau beach at the start of this survey period, exhibiting scanning behaviour, and staying for approximately half an hour before swimming off towards the fish factory. Half way through the survey period, a seal pup was spotted off the harbour wall, travelling northwest.