26/08/2016: 14 bottlenose dolphins and 3 Atlantic grey seals

26/08/2016: 14 bottlenose dolphins and 3 Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 10:05
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Seven bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey, a lone bottlenose dolphin was observed foraging and travelling close to the boat, shortly followed by a sighting of a second lone bottlenose dolphin travelling east. Roughly an hour later, a third lone bottlenose dolphin was sighted, observed foraging. Towards the end of the survey, a group of four bottlenose dolphins was observed foraging and travelling close to the boat.

2hr survey. Start time 12:22
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light-medium swell
Three Atlantic grey seals

Mid way through the survey, two Atlantic grey seals were sighted in the water close to the boat, shortly followed by a sighting of a third Atlantic grey seal, also in the water but at a further distance.

2hr survey. Start time 14:20
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light-medium swell

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 16:18
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Shortly into the survey, a lone bottlenose dolphin was observed foraging close to the boat, shortly followed a sighting of a group of three bottlenose dolphins, also foraging close to the boat. Roughly an hour later, another lone bottlenose dolphin was sighted, foraging close to the boat. Over the last half an hour of the survey, a further two lone bottlenose dolphins were sighted, foraging close to the boat.