09/04/15 “Daily” the common dolphin and Bottlenose dolphins

09/04/15 “Daily” the common dolphin and Bottlenose dolphins

2hr Survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NW
One common dolphin

Daily spotted around the moving throughout the survey area, near the cardinal buoy and the usual place, thought to be diving, foraging for food.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NW
One common dolphin and two bottlenose dolphins

Daily was spotted throughout the survey but towards the end of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were spotted near the harbour wall. The pair of bottlenose dolphins was made up of a mother and a calf.

2hr Survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction W
Three different groups of bottlenose dolphins and one common dolphin

Three groups bottlenose dolphins spotted nearby the fish factory at points moving further toward the harbour wall. Daily the common dolphin seen during most of the survey in his usual spot east of the harbour wall.

2hr Survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, no wind
One common dolphin and two different groups of bottlenose dolphins

For just over half of the survey time  5 bottlenose dolphins were spotted north of the harbour wall exhibiting a range or behavior including travelling, foraging and milling at the surface.