29/05/14: Ten Bottlenose Dolphins and One Atlantic Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, wind N/NE/NNE, sea state 2-3

No Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, wind SE/E, sea state 3
Three Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey two Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted travelling in front of the Harbour Wall in a South East direction. One Bottlenose Dolphin was seen throughout the survey foraging at depth around the Cardinal Buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, wind N/NNE, sea state 2-3
One Bottlenose Dolphin and one Atlantic Grey Seal

Throughout the survey one Bottlenose Dolphin was seen foraging both at depth and on the surface around the Cardinal Buoy. Half an hour into the survey a female Atlantic Grey Seal briefly surfaced five metres in front of the Harbour Wall.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, wind NW/N, sea state 2
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey one Bottlenose Dolphin was seen foraging at depth around the Cardinal Buoy. Three Bottlenose Dolphins including one calf travelled between the Fish Factory and the Cardinal Buoy. Later the pod were joined by another dolphin and travelled closer to the Harbour Wall and were leaping and travelling close to the surface of the water.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, wind NNW/N, sea state 2
One Bottlenose Dolphin

One Bottlenose Dolphin was seen travelling west from the Fish Factory at the end of the survey.