28/09/2015: 20 bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seals

28/09/2015: 20 bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair – sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Six bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was sighted after the first 15 minutes into the survey travelling east in front of the harbour wall which was then joined by another solitary dolphin deep diving. They travelled to the cardinal marker before not being sighted again. At the end of the survey 2 bottlenose dolphins were sighted near to the cardinal marker and 2 more travelling across the bay deep diving.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SE-E.
Three bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey four bottlenose dolphins were sighted next to the cardinal marker with two travelling towards the harbour wall and 2 further off long diving. The two next to the harbour wall moved towards the fish factory and were joined by the six from the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SE-S.
Two bottlenose dolphins

At the end of the survey two solitary bottlenose dolphins were sighted near to the fish factory before crossing the bay to the east.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SE.
Four bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey three bottlenose dolphins and the single dolphin from the previous survey were sighted near to the cardinal marker before quickly heading offshore.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Fair – sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE.
One Atlantic grey seals

One Atlantic grey seal was swimming in front of the main harbour wall half way through the survey before disappearing swiftly.