27/10/2017: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction E

From 9:15 to 10:30 there were a group of up to six bottlenose dolphins in the Western side of the bay near the fish factory, the group of dolphins including one juvenile were spotted leaping, milling and mingling close to the surface. After moving around the headland close to 10:30 there were no further sightings of any marine mammals.

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction Nil

No marine mammal sightings.

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW

This watch only had one marine mammal sighting with a solitary Atlantic Grey Seal spotted in the water just off the harbour wall at 13:15, aside from a few gannets hunting just off the headland near the fish factory there were no further notable sightings.

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction N/NW 

No marine mammal sightings.