11/05/2016: 10 Bottlenose Dolphins

11/05/2016: 10 Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, sea state 2, wind direction SE

Eight Bottlenose dolphins were seen yesterday at 9:00am. There was a group of four seen by the cardinal buoy, one of these was a juvenile. These were fast circling at surface, leaps and tail slaps. Another group of two was seen to the right of the cardinal buoy. These were travelling with long dives and surfacing at irregular intervals. Another group of two was also seen closer to the end of the harbour wall. These were taking long dives and thought to be foraging at depth. Then at around 10:00, a group of two dolphins were seen, one was a juvenile. These were staying taking long dives and foraging at depth.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Rain, sea state 2, wind direction SE/E

No sightings.
2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Rain/Overcast, sea state 2, wind direction NW

No sightings
2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair, rain, overcast/dull, sea state 2/3, wind direction NE/ENE

No sightings.