06/06/13: Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey, Start time 9:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, wind E.
Three Bottlenose dolphins.

One Bottlenose dolphin was sighted in the second half of the survey first seen around the fish factory staying in the area foraging before heading towards the cardinal buoy regularly surfacing while making determined progress. The single dolphin was then joined by another two dolphins while travelling around the buoy area.

2hr survey, Start time 11:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, Sea state 3, wind S/SE/E
Five Bottlenose dolphins.

One bottlenose dolphin was sighted around the cardinal buoy foraging, staying in the area throughout the second half of the survey, the dolphin was then joined by another 3 dolphins around the same area foraging in two groups. The dolphins then joined together as a group of five staying in the area around the cardinal buoy but fast circling at the surface, leaping, and displaying tail slaps and lunges. The group were also seen playing and tossing objects in the air.

2hr survey, Start time 13:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, Sea state 3, wind N/S.
Six Bottlenose dolphins.

In the first 45mintues of the survey a group of five bottlenose dolphins were seeing heading away from the cardinal buoy travelling towards the fish factory, regularly surfacing together with tail slaps and leaps on the way. The group then stopped making progress and stayed together milling at the surface. One single bottlenose dolphin was also sighted in front of the cardinal buoy foraging at depth.
The group then made further progress towards the zone between the harbour and the fish factory before heading away North West of the harbour wall.

2hr survey, Start time 15:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2, wind SE/SW/NW

No Sightings