01/08/2017: Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey, start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair/sun and showers, sea state 1, wind direction S/SE

Two bottlenose dolphins were observed travelling around the bay for the first hour of the survey. There were no further sightings of marine mammals however, our Living Seas volunteer did spot a group of 15 oystercatchers.

2hr survey, start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S

There were no sightings until the last 15 minutes of the survey when two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the headland.

2hr survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 1, wind direction S

At 11:30am there was a heavy downpour and this survey had to be abandoned.

2hr survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SW

At the start of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling past the harbour wall before heading out of the bay around the headland. Later a group of dolphins were observed foraging as well as leaping out of the water. This group then travelled out of the bay area.

2hr survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SW/NW

Two dolphins were seen leaping out of the water near the headland at the start of the survey. There were no further sightings.

2hr survey, start time 17:00
Weather conditions: overcast/sunny, sea state 2/3, wind direction SW/W

No sightings.