14/05/2013: Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, Start time 9.00
Weather conditions: rain, overcast/dull; sea state 1-3, wind SW/S
Six bottlenose dolphins

The dolphins, one of whom was a calf, were seen from the beginning of the survey and stayed in the area for one hour, thought to be foraging at depth.  The group then travelled towards the fish factory and disappeared behind it.

2 hour survey, Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: rain; sea state 1; wind NW
Five bottlenose dolphins

Two dolphins were first spotted at 12:00 staying in the survey area probably foraging at depth; another group of three dolphins then joined them in the last fifteen minutes of the survey.

2 hour survey, Start time 13.00
Weather conditions: rain; sea state 1; wind W/SW
Ten bottlenose dolphins

The dolphins were seen throughout the survey mostly foraging at depth. Later in the survey they were seen leaping and tail slapping.

2 hour survey, Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: rain; sea state 1-2; wind NE
Four bottlenose dolphins

Four dolphins, of whom one calf, were seen throughout the survey milling around at the surface.