09/09/12: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey; Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: fair/sunny/overcast; sea state 0-1; wind direction NW WNW SSW S

Six bottlenose dolphins

 

Six bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, seen throughout the survey foraging at depth, fast mingling at the surface and travelling westerly.

2hr survey; Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: overcast; sea state 1-2; wind direction S SW

Four bottlenose dolphins

 

Four bottlenose dolphin including a calf seen at the beginning and end of the survey. The group was thought to be foraging at depth and travelling in various directions.

2hr survey; Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: overcast; sea state 1-2; wind direction S SW SE

Seven bottlenose dolphins

 

Seven bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen during the survey. Activity included fast mingling and leaping at the surface and foraging at depth.

2hr survey; Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: overcast; sea state 1; wind direction SW SE S

One bottlenose dolphin

 

One bottlenose dolphin seen throughout the survey foraging at depth.