16/05/2015: Five bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. start time 09:00.

Weather conditions: Sunny, wind direction NW/W, sea state 3

No sightings

 

2hr survey. start time 11:00.

Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, wind direction NW, sea state 4

Four bottlenose dolphins

In the last quarter of the survey two dolphins were first seen north of the harbour wall regularly surfacing and travelling west whilst also jumping out of the water. Two more were then seen milling at the surface.

 

2hr survey. start time 13:00

Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, wind direction NW, sea state 3/2

Five bottlenose dolphins

A group of five bottlenose dolphins (including one calf) were seen from the start of the survey jumping and leaping out of the water. These individuals then moved east towards the cardinal buoy. Three were then later seen in a similar position travelling south bow-riding sailing boats and two were later seen also bow riding. At the beginning of the second half of the survey two individuals were still seen at the cardinal buoy jumping out of the water and three were seen west of these also jumping but travelling West out of the harbour towards the fish factory. Nothing was then sighted for the rest of the survey.

 

2hr survey. start time 15:00

Weather conditions: Sunny, wind direction SW, sea state 2/3

No sightings

 

2hr survey. start time 17:00

Weather conditions: Sunny, wind direction SW, sea state 3/2/1

No sightings