16/07/2016: 27 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: rain/overcast, wind direction: SW sea state: 1/2
10 bottlenose dolphins

In the first half of the survey two bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen  foraging around the harbour wall. Two more were observed offshore travelling in an Easterly direction. In the second half of the survey six dolphins including two calves displayed behaviour including foraging, leaping and fast circling, between the headland and cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast, wind direction: SW sea state: 2
6 bottlenose dolphins

Six dolphins including one calf were observed in two groups, offshore and at the cardinal buoy, with both groups displaying foraging behaviour. Three individuals were then seen travelling between the headland and the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast, wind direction: W/SW sea state: 2
6 bottlenose dolphins

A total of six dolphins, including one calf, were seen in this survey, spotted between the cardinal buoy and the headland. Three were seen leaping and lunging offshore at the cardinal buoy and others were seen travelling.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, wind direction: S/SW sea state:1/2
5 bottlenose dolphins

Five bottlenose dolphins were observed in three groups during this survey. In the first half two were seen travelling North East, with three others observed foraging offshore. Later four dolphins were seen offshore fast circling and leaping, before three travelled easterly to the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

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

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: overcast, wind direction: SW, sea state: 2

No sightings.