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Sightings Update 15/11/2019: Atlantic grey seals

Weather Conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 4, Wind N/NE

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted two surveys between 9am-1pm. Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted just before the start of the first survey so they couldn’t be counted! Both volunteers spotted a lone Atlantic grey seal in the water near the harbour wall.

Sightings Update 03/11/19: Bottlenose Dolphins & Atlantic grey seal

Weather conditions: Overcast clearing to become sunny, sea state 2, wind SW swinging to NW

Bottlenose dolphins were seen by our Living Seas Volunteers during both of yesterday’s surveys.  A group of 3 dolphins were seen intermittently foraging and socialising off the headland.  Two Atlantic grey seals were also spotted during the 9am watch with one bottling close to the harbour wall.

Sightings Update 27/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Fair/Sunny, sea state 2-4, wind direction N/NW

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted four land surveys between 9am and 5pm. In the morning several groups of dolphins were observed foraging in the bay, with individuals occasionally leaping and lunging out of the water. Atlantic grey seals were also seen close to the harbour walls. There were no marine mammal sightings in the afternoon.

Sightings Update 26/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Fair-Overcast, sea state 3-4, wind direction N/NW

Our living seas volunteers carried out land surveys between 1pm-5pm. Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted on the first survey of the day foraging in front of the harbour wall and out towards the cardinal buoy. Atlantic Grey seals were also seen on both surveys bottling in front of the harbour wall.

Sightings Update 23/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions:  Sunshine, sea state 1-3, wind direction SE/S/SSW

Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted land surveys from 9am-5pm and dolphins were seen on every survey; foraging, leaping and lunging. Also two surveys included sightings of Atlantic Grey seal.  In the afternoon, two boat surveys were also carried out and dolphins were seen during both surveys, one of which included a sighting of a calf! There were also sightings of Atlantic Grey seal seen along the coast, individuals were seen swimming as well as hauled out on rocks.

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.

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.

Sightings Update 03/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Cloudy, overcast, rain and high winds. Sea state 1-4, wind directions S/SE.

Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-4pm, the last hour was cancelled due to strong winds. Bottlenose dolphins were seen consistently throughout the day foraging by the cardinal buoy and near the harbour wall. Atlantic grey seals were also spotted during survey times.