07/04/2015 Daily the Common Dolphin and Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start Time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction no wind becoming SW 
One common dolphin and seven bottlenose dolphins

Daily the common dolphin was seen during the first hour of the survey in his usual spot at the blue buoy, milling around at the surface and doing short dives.
At 09:30 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the bay around the cardinal buoy slowly milling around and doing short dives. Later on, more bottlenose dolphins were spotted near the fish factory carrying out longer dives and foraging at depth, as well doing shorter dives and milling around at the surface. During the last half hour, they were travelling in a northerly direction and westerly direction.

2hr survey. Start Time 11:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction W
One common dolphin and seven bottlenose dolphins

During the first hour of the survey, a total of seven bottlenose dolphins, including two juveniles were spotted near the fish factory and cardinal buoy carrying out long dives and thought to be foraging at depth. During the second hour of the survey, Daily the common dolphin reappeared, further into the bay around the buoys, also carrying out long dives and thought to be foraging at depth.

2hr Survey. Start Time 13:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NW
One common dolphin

Daily the common dolphin was seen regularly throughout the survey near the blue buoy, carrying out both long dives to forage at depth, and also spending some time milling around at the surface and carrying out shorter dives.

2hr Survey. Start Time 15:00
Weather Conditions:Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NE
One common dolphin

Daily the common dolphin was spotted during the first half hour of the survey near the blue buoy carrying out shorter dives and milling around on the surface.