27/08/12: bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/rain; sea state 3; wind direction S-SSW
No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: rain/overcast/dull; sea state 3; wind direction S-SE
Five bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were sighted for most of the survey. Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging between the headland and the Cardinal buoy and one bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling with long dives in an easterly direction.  Another two dolphins were seen leaping and lunging near the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/ rain; sea state 2-3; wind direction SE
Three bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Bottlenose dolphins were seen intermittently throughout the survey. Two bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen milling around at the surface near the fish factory and another bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the Cardinal buoy. Later on during the survey the three dolphins were seen together travelling rapidly, with forward leaps, towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: rain; sea state 4; wind direction SE
Six bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were sighted during most of the survey. One bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the harbour wall and another dolphin was seen leaping by the fish factory. Near the end of the survey four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the harbour wall.