29/04/15: 13 Bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny/overcast, sea state 2, wind direction W-SW
4 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen throughout the survey, mostly milling around at the surface within the harbour just south of the wall. Two were seen travelling south during the first 15 minutes of the survey and towards the end of the survey fast circling, lunging and leaping behaviours were also seen by one individual.

2hr survey, Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction W
1 Atlantic grey seal, 3 bottlenose dolphins

An Atlantic grey seal was seen during the first quarter of the survey in the water. Bottlenose dolphins, including one calf were seen foraging within the harbour close to the harbour wall. During the second half of the survey three dolphins and a calf were seen close to the end of the harbour wall foraging, and at one point travelling North West.

2hr survey, Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction W-NW-S
5 bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout most of the first half of the survey. At first one was seen foraging north of the harbour wall, then two were spotted mingling at the surface leaping, and then one individual was thought to be travelling West towards the fish factory. Nothing was then seen until the end of the second half of the survey where two individuals were seen near the cardinal buoy travelling west.

2hr survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair- Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction W
4 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were only seen throughout the first 45 minutes of the survey. At first three were spotted north of the harbour wall, one travelling towards the fish factory and two milling around the surface. Then four individuals were spotted in a similar position, travelling north. Later four (thought to be the same individuals) were seen travelling North West.

2hr survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3-4, wind direction SW

No sightings