29/07/15: Three Bottlenose Dolphins, One Atlantic Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 4, wind direction N-NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, overcast and fair, sea state 4, wind direction W-NW
Three Bottlenose dolphins

After 45 minutes into this survey a group of two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling in from the fish factory whilst feeding. These dolphins travelled towards the cardinal buoy, still feeding, before disappearing for 15 minutes, in which time one other dolphin was seen at the cardinal buoy. This dolphin was then joined by the previous two bottlenose dolphins. These three bottlenose dolphins then remained feeding around the cardinal buoy for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea sate 4, wind direction NW-N
Three Bottlenose dolphins

The group of three bottlenose dolphins from the previous survey remained feeding around the cardinal buoy for 45 minutes into this survey. These dolphins were then not spotted for 15 minutes before one reappeared feeding by the cardinal buoy. This was joined by a second bottlenose dolphin 15 minutes later. These remained for 15 minutes, and then disappeared. No more bottlenose dolphins were spotted for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction W-NW
One Atlantic Grey Seal

One Atlantic grey seal was seen offshore during the last 15 minutes of the survey travelling west.