03/07/2015 Seven Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NE-E-SE

No sightings were recorded during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction S

No sightings were recorded during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SE
Three bottlenose dolphins.

At the end of this survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen leaping north of the wall. Another two individuals were doing long dives near the fish factory, suspected to be foraging at depth.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Five bottlenose dolphins

In the beginning of this survey the same three individuals of the previous survey were spotted near the fish factory. Soon another two individuals were seen travelling north of the wall. One of the three individuals which were near the fish factory joined this couple and then they went towards the cardinal buoy, milling around at the surface at first, later leaping was observed as well. The remaining two individuals near the fish factory were observed throughout this survey, sometimes milling around at the surface or doing long dives, as well as leaping out of the water. The three individuals near the cardinal buoy were doing long dives, suspected to be foraging at depth, before leaving the area before the end of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 1-2, wind direction SE
Four bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of this survey the same two individuals of the previous survey were spotted near the fish factory, in the meantime joined by a third individual. Then they disappeared and one individual showed up near the fish factory, later moving closer to the wall, milling around at the surface. When it moved back towards the fish factory the other three individuals showed up again, milling around at the surface. Then two left past the head land, while the two remaining individuals were doing long dives near the fish factory, suspected to be feeding at depth. At the end, while the two individuals near the fish factory were leaping, the lone individual showed up again closer to the wall, doing long dives.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair to overcast, sea state 2, wind direction SE
Three bottlenose dolphins

Right at the beginning of this survey the three individuals of the previous survey were seen travelling towards the fish factory and disappeared past the headline. Afterwards no other sightings were recorded.