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Sightings Update: 31/05/2019: Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, Visibility >10km, Light/Medium swell

 Despite the rough seas one of our Living Seas volunteers conducted a boat survey aboard the Sulaire. Two Atlantic grey seals, were spotted one hauled out and the other bottling in the water. Gannets were also seen diving.

Sightings Update 15/05/2019: Bottlenose dolphins & Atlantic grey seals

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 3-5, Wind direction None – N/NW.

Five bottlenose dolphins were present in the bay from the start of our surveys yesterday together with an Atlantic grey seal off the harbour wall.  The dolphins were socialising and foraging.  Our Living Seas Volunteers continued having sightings of small groups of dolphins throughout the morning.  After a quiet afternoon there were further occasional dolphin sightings from 4pm on and another seal was seen bottling in the water north of the harbour wall.

 

Sightings Update 05/05/2019: Bottlenose dolphins & Atlantic grey seals

Weather conditions: Overcast with sunny periods, Sea state 1-3, Wind direction N/NW.

Our Living seas volunteers spotted bottlenose dolphins during each of the six surveys conducted yesterday. The dolphins were in small groups travelling through the bay and foraging.  During the second survey of the morning Atlantic grey seals were observed twice bottling in the sea north of the harbour wall.

Sightings Update 01/05/2019: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

Weather conditions: Overcast with some rain clearing later, sea state 1/2, wind direction S/W

A quiet morning for our Living Seas Volunteers with just the sighting of two Atlantic grey seals north of the harbour wall. Around 5 pm a group of four bottlenose dolphins appeared off the headland. Three of these remained throughout the evening survey giving a spectacular display of leaping and splashy behaviour.

21/04/2019: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

Weather conditions: sea state 0-1, visibility >10km, light swell

Living Seas volunteers conducted two boat surveys today aboard the Anna Lloyd. During the first survey a number of bottlenose dolphin groups were spotted foraging and socialising. A lone Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out on rocks. Large aggregations of herring gulls, kittiwakes, razorbills and gannets were also seen resting on the water. In the second survey our volunteer spotted both dolphins and grey seals.