31/10/2012: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2 hr survey; start time 09:00

Weather conditions: dull and overcast, sea state 2, wind direction S/SW

Six Bottlenose Dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

One Atlantic grey seal was observed near the harbour wall in the water for over half an hour at the start of the survey. Three bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling in shore towards Cardinal Buoy, another three dolphins were also seen leaping and playing just off the fish factory. Later, five dolphins were seen foraging around the bay and ten travelled out of the survey area.

 

2hr survey; start time 11:00 – Finished at 12.45 due to adverse weather conditions.

Weather conditions: overcast and rain, sea state 2, wind direction SW

Two female Atlantic grey seals.

 One female Atlantic grey seal was seen just off the Harbour Wall in the water. A second sighting of a female seal occurred later in the survey, she was travelling towards the bay.

 

 

Due to adverse weather conditions no surveys took place at 13.00 or 15.00.