28/10/11: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey, start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind S
Four bottlenose dolphins including one calf and one Atlantic grey seal

In the first half of the survey three bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen mingling at the surface with leaps, tail slaps and lunges north-east of the harbour wall. A single bottlenose dolphin was also sighted just north of the harbour wall; it was travelling while taking long dives towards the cardinal buoy. In the second half of the survey the dolphins stayed in the area north of the harbour wall and west of the cardinal buoy. The dolphins were either seen mingling at the surface, leaping, tail slapping and lunging or taking long dives until the end of the survey when three bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen travelling with regular surfacing north. One Atlantic grey seal was also seen in the water near the cardinal buoy. 

2hr survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind S
Four bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were encountered at the end of the first half of the survey. They were seen north of the harbour wall perpendicular to the fish factory; one was seen taking long dives while the other was mingling at the surface, leaping, tail slapping and lunging. A maximum of four dolphins were seen in the second half of the survey, and all were sighted east of the fish factory. Dolphins were either seen taking long dives or mingling at the surface, leaping, tail slapping and lunging.

2hr survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 1, wind S-SE
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Four bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen east of the fish factory slow circling at the surface in the first quarter of the survey. In the second quarter of the survey one Atlantic grey seal was sighted in-between the end of the harbour wall and the cardinal buoy. The Atlantic grey seal was seen at the end of the survey south of the end of the harbour wall swimming round to the north side of the harbour wall.

2hr survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 1, wind SSW
Three bottlenose dolphins including one calf and one Atlantic grey seal

One Atlantic grey seal was sighted just north of the end of the harbour wall in the first quarter of the survey. The Atlantic grey seal was seen again in the second half of the survey east of the end of the harbour wall. Three bottlenose dolphins including one calf were encountered right at the end of the survey east of the fish factory, travelling east with regular surfacing.