30/06/2015: 15 bottlenose dolphins, 8 Atlantic grey seals.

30/06/2015: 15 bottlenose dolphins, 8 Atlantic grey seals.

5hr survey. Start time 09:55.
Weather conditions: Sea state 1, visibility >10km, light swell.
Nine bottlenose dolphins, four Atlantic grey seals.

At the beginning of the survey, three bottlenose dolphins were sighted milling about roughly 100m from the boat. Half an hour into the survey a female Atlantic grey seal was sighted bottling in the water. Two male Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water, one bottling, and a female Atlantic grey seal sighted hauled out half an hour later. Three hours into the survey, four bottlenose dolphins were observed 300m from the boat, slowly travelling northeast, with displays of tail slapping and leaping. Towards the end of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were observed foraging 200m from the boat.

2hr survey. Start time 12:54.
Weather conditions: Sea state 2, visibility >10km, light swell.
Six bottlenose dolphins, four Atlantic grey seals.

At the beginning of the survey, four bottlenose dolphins were observed foraging 150m from the boat. Roughly ¾ of an hour into the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were sighted 200m from the boat, foraging and showing displays of tail slapping. Two Atlantic grey seals were sighted in the water and a female Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out about one hour into the survey.