07/08/2017: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey, start time 07:00

Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 3, wind direction SW/S

No dolphins were seen during this survey.

2hr survey, start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 2, wind direction SW/W

No dolphins were seen during this survey.

2hr survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 1, wind direction SW

Three bottlenose dolphins were spotted during the second hour of the survey. They were observed to be foraging between the harbour wall and cardinal marker.

2hr survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/rain/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NW/W

Two dolphins from the previous survey were seen during this survey. They were foraging near the cardinal marker, before splitting up with one staying put and the other following a boat in westerly direction. An Atlantic Grey Seal was also spotted during this survey swimming in the water near the headland.

2hr survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 1, wind direction NW

Four dolphins were spotted during this survey, foraging near the headland then travelling west before foraging again near the headland. One of the dolphins were also observed lunging as it travelled towards the headland.

2hr survey, start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1/2, wind direction W/SW

Three dolphins were spotted foraging off near the headland, their spotting assisted by two gannets diving.