28/10/2013 – Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2 hour survey, start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Rain/fair, sea state 4, wind W/SW

No sightings

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind W
One Atlantic grey seal

An Atlantic grey seal was seen briefly one hour and 15 minutes into the survey time swimming close to the harbour wall and nothing else was seen for the rest of the survey.

2 hour survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny/overcast, sea state 4, wind SW
One Atlantic grey seal

There were no sightings throughout the survey until the last 15 minutes where an Atlantic grey seal was seen swimming in front of the harbour wall.
2 hour survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 3/2, wind SW
Four bottlenose dolphins, including one calf and one Atlantic grey seal

In the first 15 minutes of surveying, a grey seal was seen swimming just offshore from the harbour wall. A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were then seen foraging at the end of the harbour wall where they were joined by another dolphin and a dolphin foraging further out towards the cardinal buoy. The dolphins stayed throughout the rest of the survey, travelling around the harbour whilst foraging. In the last 15 minutes of survey time, a fourth dolphin joined the group and was seen leaping out of the water and travelling west towards the fish factory.