09/07/2013: Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey, Start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny; sea state 0, wind no wind/NW/SSW/N.

No sightings

2hr survey, Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny; sea state 1, wind no wind.

No sightings

2hr survey, Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny; sea state 2-3; wind N/no wind/NE.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins.

One bottlenose dolphin was first seen near the fish factory travelling East. Fifteen minute later two dolphins were foraging further offshore with gannets diving in the same area.

2hr survey, Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny; sea state 2; wind N/no wind.
Four Bottlenose Dolphins.

The first three dolphins appeared from behind the fish factory at the beginning of the survey, travelling towards the East. For the next fifteen minutes they were seen leaping very close to the harbour wall and later near the cardinal buoy for half an hour. In the next fifteen minutes four dolphins were seen foraging at depth near the cardinal buoy and among them a mother and a calf. Nothing was spotted during the last half hour of this survey.