12/07/2015 Three Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast turning fair, sea state 2-1, wind direction W/SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny or fair, sea state 1-2, wind direction NW-SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction N-NW-SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny turning overcast, sea state 2, wind direction NW
Three bottlenose dolphins.

The beginning of the survey was very quiet but about an hour and a half into the survey a solitary bottlenose dolphin was seen irregularly surfacing at the fish factory, possibly hunting at depth. This animal then left and a second group of two come into view showing energetic behaviour at the surface with leaping and tail slapping. They remained until the end of the survey.