5/10/2017: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Cancelled due to weather.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 3-5, wind direction N

Throughout the two hour survey a juvenile and adult bottlenose dolphin were surveyed near the Cardinal marker foraging and leaping. At 12:30 an Atlantic Grey Seal was spotted swimming North East away from the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1, wind direction NW

A group of 1-3 bottlenose dolphins were spotted near the cardinal marker for the first hour and fifteen minutes of the survey. They displayed foraging and leaping behaviours before moving away to the North. At 14:00 an Atlantic Grey seal was also spotted swimming close to the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 3-5, wind direction NW

One solitary Atlantic Grey seal was the only visitor to this two-hour watch, the female seal spent nearly an hour swimming and bottling close to the harbour wall.