29/10/12 Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey; start time 09:00

Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction S/SE

Eight bottlenose dolphins

 

At the beginning of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the fish factory. Two of these were foraging with longer deeper dives whilst the third was chasing prey at the surface. One bottlenose dolphin was then spotted travelling east toward the cardinal buoy where a fifth dolphin was foraging. Later on in the survey four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging at the cardinal buoy and one bottlenose dolphin was closer to the harbour wall. The last dolphins seen in this survey were spotted leaping and tail slapping further offshore.

2hr survey; start time 11:00

Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 2, wind direction SW

Two Atlantic grey seals

 

One Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling for a long period of the survey just off from the harbour wall. A second seal was seen at the end of the survey closer to the harbour wall.

2hr survey: start time 13:00

Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1 – 2, wind direction W/NW

No sightings

 

2hr survey; start time 15:00

Weather conditions: Fair/ Overcast/ Rain, sea state 1, wind direction N/NW

 

No sightings