03/06/12: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey; Start time: 09:00Weather conditions: Overcast/dull; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: SW. Three bottlenose dolphins

 Two bottlenose dolphins were sighted between the fish factory and cardinal buoy, where a further bottlenose dolphin was also foraging. Numbers of foraging bottlenose dolphins reduced to two and then one, until joined by another at the end of the survey.

2hr survey; Start time 11:00. Weather conditions: Variable, rain, overcast / dull and mist; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: SE to SW. Four bottlenose dolphins

 One bottlenose dolphin sighted foraging near the fish factory and two travelling NE, before turning 360 degrees on their course and fast circling and surfacing around the cardinal buoy. A further bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging near the fish factory.

 2hr survey; Start time: 13:00. Weather conditions: Overcast / dull; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: SE. Two bottlenose dolphins incl 1 juvenile

In the last ½ hour of the survey two bottlenose dolphins incl. one juvenile observed foraging between the fish factory and cardinal buoy. 

2hr survey; Start time: 15:00. Weather conditions: Variable, rain, Overcast/dull & mist; Sea state: 2; Wind direction: SE to NNE. Two bottlenose dolphins incl 1 juvenile

Two bottlenose dolphins incl one juvenile travelling NW, before foraging around the cardinal buoy, travelling NW towards the fish factory again, returning to forage around the cardinal buoy and eventually travelling off NW.