03/07/14 – Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea sate 3-4, wind direction SSE/S
One bottlenose dolphin

A bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging around the fish factory and later approached the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction S
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Several groups of bottlenose dolphins were foraging around the fish factory and cardinal buoy, including a mother and calf. There was also lots of social behaviour and leaping happening around the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/raining, sea state 3, wind direction SE/S
Eight bottlenose dolphins

A group of two dolphins were seen foraging around the fish factory and cardinal buoy, later on a group of six dolphins were spotted leaping and being very active.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/raining, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Six bottlenose dolphins

A group of two dolphins repeatedly went from the fish factory to the cardinal buoy foraging, while another dolphin was traveling around the harbour wall. Later on another group of 3 dolphins, including a calf, were spotted traveling around the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW
Eight bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic grey seal

A group of six bottlenose dolphins, including a calf, were seen around the fish factory leaping and foraging. An Atlantic grey seal was spotted by the harbour wall and another group of two bottlenose dolphins were also seen foraging at the cardinal buoy.