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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 20/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: sunny and overcast. Sea state 2,3,4. Wind direction S/NE/N.

Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am – 5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were spotted on 3 of the surveys travelling in front of the harbour wall and out towards the cardinal buoy. The dolphins were observed foraging and chasing prey at the surface. An Atlantic Grey seal was also seen just off the harbour wall.

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.

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.