26/08/2013 – Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seal

2 hour survey, start time 9:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction NE/N
2 bottlenose dolphins

The survey began with a sighting of two dolphins, one adult and one calf, travelling west from the cardinal buoy. The next sighting was not until the end of the survey when an adult and calf were seen foraging just in front of the harbour wall.

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W/NW/NNW/N
3 bottlenose dolphins, 1 Atlantic grey seal

Survey began with two bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, foraging by the cardinal buoy. At 12.00 we lost sight of these dolphins and spotted an Atlantic grey seal by the fish factory. After fifteen minutes the seal could no longer be seen but the two dolphins were spotted again north of the harbour wall. After another fifteen minutes another dolphin was spotted with them as they foraged between the harbour wall and cardinal buoy.

2 hour survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 1-2, wind direction N/NW
3 bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen at the beginning of the survey foraging between the fish factory and the buoy zone.

2 hour survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny/mist, sea state 2-3, wind direction N
No sightings