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Sightings Update 17/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

Weather conditions: Sunshine and rain. Sea state 1/2/3, wind direction SE/SW.

Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm and Bottlenose dolphins were seen on all surveys. The dolphins were observed foraging, as well as chasing prey at the surface, leaping and lunging! At least two calves were observed by volunteers. Also an Atlantic Grey seal was seen off the harbour wall on the last survey.

Sighting Update 16/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Fair and sunny. Sea state 4,3,2, Wind direction W/SW/NW

Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted on all 4 watches, travelling in front of the harbour wall as well as foraging in the bay and out towards the cardinal buoy. Atlantic grey seals were also seen throughout the day, just off the harbour wall.

Sighting Update 15/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: Fair/sunny and overcast. Sea state 1-2, wind direction SE/SW/W/S.

Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm and Bottlenose dolphins were seen on all surveys. The dolphins were observed milling and chasing prey at the surface as well as leaping and lunging. At least 3 Bottlenose Dolphin calves were also spotted in the first two watches!

Sighting Update 13/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: rain/overcast and sunny. Sea state 2, wind direction SE, SW, NW.

Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were spotted on the first 2 watches, traveling across the bay, in front of the harbour wall and then foraging around the cardinal buoy. Atlantic grey seals were also seen later on in the last survey.

Sightings Update 09/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seal

Weather conditions: Fair/Overcast/rain. Sea state 2-4, wind directions W/SW.

Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen on all surveys but one, travelling across the bay, foraging, leaping and lunging. Atlantic Grey seals were seen along the harbour wall on two surveys. An Atlantic Grey Seal was also spotted during one survey.

Sightings Update 08/10/2019 : Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: varying conditions: sun and showers, Sea state 2/3/4, wind direction s/sw

Our living sea volunteers conducted land based surveys from 9am till 5pm yesterday. Both Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey seals were seen throughout the day. During the morning watch a group of 4 Bottlenose Dolphins were observed socialising and foraging just north of the harbour wall. While two Grey Atlantic Seals were spotted bottling near the harbour wall too.