11/08/2015: 15 bottlenose dolphins

11/08/2015: 15 bottlenose dolphins

4 hour survey. Start time 10:00.
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell.
Fifteen bottlenose dolphins.

Half an hour into the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging 500m from the boat, before heading off. Half an hour later a further three bottlenose dolphins, including a juvenile, were observed foraging and milling about the surface 30m from the boat. Within the next hour, two bottlenose dolphins, one a juvenile, were seen foraging 5m from the boat, another juvenile bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and eventually followed the boat, and three more bottlenose dolphins, including a juvenile, were observed foraging before bow-riding the boat. After another hour a further four bottlenose dolphins, including a juvenile, were observed foraging with fish seen at the surface and leaping 50m from the boat.