18/05/2016: bottlenose dolphins

18/05/2016: bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 1, wind direction SW
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Throughout the survey period, nine bottlenose dolphins were observed between the headland and the cardinal marker displaying a variety of behaviours, including taking long dives, thought to be foraging at depth, travelling rapidly and with irregular surfacing, and leaps and tail slapping. Diving gannets were also observed in the area.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW/W/NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey period, three bottlenose dolphins were observed taking long dives around the cardinal marker, thought to be foraging at depth.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind direction NW

No sightings.