07/07/2014 – bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 1, wind direction North west
seven bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the vast majority of the survey apart from the last 15 minutes where none were recorded. At the beginning of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the Cardinal buoy, including a calf, with another two travelling just off the harbour wall. Later in the survey a further two bottlenose dolphins joined travelling towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, sea state 1-2, wind direction North West
Three bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen through most of the survey foraging and diving near the fish factory then travelling east towards the Cardinal Buoy. They stayed there diving for about 15 minutes before travelling west back to the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull and rain, sea state 2, wind direction North West

No sightings

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

No dolphins were seen for the majority of the survey with four foraging near the fish factory towards the end, two of which were later seen traveling south east past the Cardinal Buoy.