29/08/12 Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/ rain; sea state 1; wind direction SE-S
Eight bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seals

At the beginning of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen by the fish factory circling fast at the surface, leaping and tail slapping. Two bottlenose dolphins were seen in foraging in the middle of the bay area moving up towards the cardinal buoy and one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the harbour wall. One male Atlantic grey seal was seen in front of the harbour wall. Five bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and tail slapping in the middle of the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/ sunny; sea state 0-1; wind direction SW
Nine bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Five bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging in the middle of the bay area. Three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy and a lone bottlenose dolphin was seen in the middle of the bay area travelling east. One Atlantic grey seal was seen a short distance from the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny/ rain/ overcast; sea state 2; wind direction S-SSW
Six bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and leaping and tail slapping a short distance from the fish factory. Two bottlenose dolphins were also seen raging in the middle of the bay area, towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/ overcast; sea state 1-5; wind direction S-SW
Seven bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

One Atlantic grey seal was seen near the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey. Three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy and gradually moved towards the fish factory. Towards the end of the survey seven bottlenose dolphins, including two calves, were seen leaping and tail slapping in front of the harbour wall.