2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S
One Atlantic grey seal
One Atlantic grey seal was spotted during the early morning survey, and was seen swimming around the bay for around 45 minutes, resurfacing frequently.
2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/rainy, sea state 2, wind direction SE
One Atlantic grey seal and five bottlenose dolphins
Bottlenose dolphins were spotted throughout the survey in three groups, taking long dives, possibly foraging at depth. At 9:30 a female Atlantic grey seal was spotted near the harbour wall before swimming around the headland. One pair of dolphins was then seen heading east before they went out of sight.
2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast then fair, sea state 1-3, wind direction S
Three bottlenose dolphins
Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted at the beginning of the survey, taking long dives and travelling slowly towards the east. Another individual was then spotted by the cardinal buoy, taking shorter dives, and was seen swimming around the bay for the duration of the survey.
2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 2, wind direction S/SE
Four bottlenose dolphins
A group of four bottlenose dolphins were seen very close to the harbour wall, thought to be foraging due to the high levels of activity at the water surface. They then moved away from the wall, and the group split up, with two being seen undertaking longer dives, and one travelling away from the headland later on in the survey.
2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/overcast, sea state 1-2, wind direction S/SE
One Atlantic grey seal, three bottlenose dolphins
A pair of bottlenose dolphins was spotted foraging and travelling towards the harbour wall at the beginning of the watch. Halfway through the survey they were seen heading back out to sea, and another individual was seen in coming towards the wall. One Atlantic grey seal was seen, staying at the surface, near the harbour wall, before heading towards the fish factory at the end of the watch.
2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/rainy, sea state 1, wind direction S/SW
Two Atlantic grey seals, six bottlenose dolphins
One male grey seal was spotted at the beginning of the watch. Halfway through the survey two groups of three bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling and undertaking long dives relatively far out to sea. A second grey seal was spotted towards the end of the survey, just off the tip of the harbour wall.