16/06/11 – 24 bottlenose dolphins

1.5hr: Start 11:26
Weather conditions: Sea state 3-4, visibility: >10km, swell light

 

At 11:40 a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were seen 250m from the boat, slowly travelling west. Gannets, razorbills and guillemots were also seen.
At 11:47 five bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging 75m from the boat. Guillemots were also seen.

At 12:19 four bottlenose dolphins, including one juvenile, were seen leaping 300m from the boat. Gannets were also seen.

At 12:28 an adult and a juvenile bottlenose dolphin were seen travelling fast 25m from the boat. Gannets were also seen.

1.5hr: Start 13:06
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, visibility>10km, swell: light to moderate

 

At 13:24 five bottlenose dolphins, including 2 calves, were seen 300m from the boat. They were travelling south, foraging and leaping.
At 14:00 five bottlenose dolphins, including 2 calves, were seen foraging and leaping 30m from the boat.
At 14:15 one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging 60m from the boat.