16/12/15: Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey, start time 13:00
Weather Conditions: overcast and dull, sea state 2, wind direction SW.
8 Bottlenose Dolphins

Early in the survey four bottlenose dolphins were seen about 300 m north of the harbour wall. They remained in this area taking long dives and were thought to be foraging at depth. After around 15 minutes they were joined by another four dolphins for a short while. They dispersed leaving four dolphins which remained in the same area for the next 45 minutes foraging in the area between the Fish Factory and the Cardinal Buoy. They were then seen leaving the area travelling in a westerly direction past New Quay Head. The survey area remained quiet for 30 minutes until in the final 15 minutes two dolphins were seen 400 m from the Fish Factory travelling towards the Cardinal Buoy.