18/04/15 Four Bottlenose Dolphins

 

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea-state 4, wind direction NNE becoming NE
No sightings

No sightings to report for this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 3, wind direction SE-E
No sightings

No sightings to report for this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction NE
No sightings

No sightings to report for this survey

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction NE-SE
Four bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins including a calf were spotted off the fish factory heading east  leaping out of the water and at one point were following a sailing boat. They moved back towards the fish factory and were joined by another bottlenose where they were foraging and pursuing a shoal of fish which could be seen at the surface of the water. The dolphins stuck together as a tight group while they were foraging and were followed closely by a flock of birds.