Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, Visibility >10/1-10, Light swell
Three volunteers conducted an all day boat survey on board the Anna Lloyd with Dolphin Survey Boat Trips. It was a busy survey as they had 13 separate encounters of both bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals. The dolphins were seen leaping right in front of the boat. Altogether they spotted 33 dolphins and 3 Atlantic grey seals.
Weather conditions: Rain , Sea state 2-5, Wind direction N/NE/NW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm yesterday. Five bottlenose dolphins were seen at 7am. The group of dolphins were seen travelling, tail slapping, breaching and possibly foraging. During the last survey an Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling. Our volunteers also spotted numerous gannets diving, and other bird species including a sooty shearwater.
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, Visibility >10, Light swell
Two Living Seas volunteers conducted two hour boat surveys aboard the Anna Lloyd. They observed 3 Bottlenose Dolphins foraging and leaping, as well as an Atlantic grey seal.
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Two boat surveys were conducted on board the Anna Lloyd with Dolphin Survey Boat Trips. A total of 11 Bottlenose Dolphins and 9 Atlantic Grey Seals were spotted throughout both trips. The bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and foraging and the Atlantic grey seals were seen bottling in the water.
Weather conditions: Overcast with sunny periods, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction S/SW
The only dolphin sighting yesterday was at 7am when a juvenile was seen travelling east across the bay. During the following survey an Atlantic grey seal was seen off the headland.
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, Sea state 1/2, Wind SW/S/SE
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the day travelling and foraging. An Atlantic grey seal was also seen travelling through the harbour.
Weather conditions: overcast with rain, Sea state 2/3, Wind direction SW/W
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted four surveys. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the day foraging in the bay and socialising in front of the harbour wall before travelling through the bay to forage further out. An Atlantic grey seal was also seen briefly travelling through the bay.
Weather conditions: Overcast with rain showers, Sea state 1-4, Wind direction SE/S/SW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were seen during two of the surveys and an Atlantic grey seal made an appearance. Dolphins were seen foraging, leaping and tail slapping for over 2 hours.
Weather conditions: Fair and overcast, sea state 2-3, Wind direction NW/SW
Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm with bottlenose dolphins been spotted during two of the surveys and an Atlantic grey seal surfacing briefly in the evening. Dolphins were seen leaping, bow riding and chasing fish at the surface.
Weather conditions: Overcast with showers, sea state 1, Wind direction variable
Dolphins were spotted in the afternoon foraging offshore between the headland and the Cardinal buoy. Eight individuals were identified including one juvenile. A female Atlantic grey seal was also observed swimming in front of the harbour wall
Weather conditions: Fair to sunny, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction NW/N/SW
Our living seas volunteers conducted four surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the morning been very active travelling in and out of the bay and foraging. An Atlantic grey seal also made a brief appearance in the morning.
Weather conditions: Sea state 2-3, Visibility >10, Light
Living Seas volunteers conducted two boat surveys aboard the Anna Lloyd. On our first trip, An Atlantic Grey Seal was spotted swimming in the water. As we were finishing our trip, three bottlenose dolphins made an appearance, foraging and swimming. Bottlenose dolphins were also spotted during the second trip, travelling south.