04/07/2016: 8 bottlenose dolphins

04/07/2016: 8 bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 1, wind direction S/SE
Two bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey, a pair of bottlenose dolphins were observed travelling east with regular surfacing past the harbour wall, before splitting and observed taking long dives and thought to be foraging at depth near the end of the harbour wall. By the middle of the survey, both dolphins had disappeared.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 2, wind direction SE

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/sun & showers, sea state 1-3, wind direction S/SE
Two bottlenose dolphins

During the second half of the survey, a lone bottlenose dolphin was observed taking long dives and thought to be foraging at depth near the headland, before travelling east with regular surfacing to continue foraging north of the harbour wall. By the end of the survey, the dolphin was observed travelling north away from the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea sate 1, wind direction S/SW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Towards the end of the survey, a pair of bottlenose dolphins was observed leaping north of the harbour wall.

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

One of the bottlenose dolphins seen at the end of the previous survey was still observed taking long dives and thought to be foraging at depth north of the harbour wall, continuing to do so for the first hour. Half an hour in, another pair of bottlenose dolphins were also briefly observed travelling east with regular surfacing past the harbour wall.