Land Surveys 27/05/2016: Five Bottlenose Dolphins
2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull - rain, sea state 2, wind direction NE
Five Bottlenose Dolphins including one calf
Towards the end of the of the survey, a group of 3 dolphins including a calf were present about 500m from the headland – seen to be traveling in an easterly direction with long duration dives. As well as this, a group of 2 adult individuals was sighted travelling east about 150m from the fish factory headland. They too displayed behaviour that suggests long diving activity.
2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull - rain, sea state 1, wind direction NE – no wind
2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Rain, sea state 1, wind direction S
2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Variable, sea state 1, wind direction N / NE / NW / no wind
We had planned to carry out both a 15:00-17:00 survey and a 17:00-19:00 survey, however strong thunder and lightning storms prompted the cancellation of this due to health and safety concerns.