11/05/2013: Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: rain, overcast/dull; sea state 3; wind SW

No sightings

2 hour survey, Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, fair; sea state 3-4; wind SW

Dolphins were seen all throughout this survey, mostly staying, foraging and playing near the fish factory. Two were seen initially just north of the fish factory, and half an hour into the survey these were joined by four others; all of them seen mingling at the surface in the same spot. Two dolphins were then seen traveling away along the coast, and the four others stuck around for the rest of the survey, foraging, chasing prey, and mingling, leaping and tail slapping at points.

2 hour survey, Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: rain, fair, and sunny; sea state 3; wind S/SW/SE

Two dolphins were seen in the first 30 minutes of the survey, leaping and tail slapping to begin with and then taking long dives, thought to be foraging at depth. They were joined by two more for another 15 minutes, but then all disappeared and none were seen for the rest of the survey.

2 hour survey, Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, rain, sunny; sea state 3; wind SW/S

No sightings