18/06/14 Bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 1-2, wind W to SW
Three bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling in front of the harbour wall towards the fish factory and then towards the cardinal buoy. In the last half of the survey a group of five bottlenose dolphins including a calf were spotted mingling at the surface in front of the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 09.00
Weather conditions: Sunny/overcast, sea state 1-2, wind NW
Six bottlenose dolphins and one harbour porpoise

Firstly, a single bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling east in the far distance. Half way through the survey, a group of four dolphins were observed bow riding gradually disappeared round the headland. Following this, a single harbour porpoise was sighted towards the far corner of our survey area. Finally, a further single dolphin was seen travelling west in front of the harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 11.00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 1, wind NW to WNW
Five bottlenose dolphins and one harbour porpoise

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling west. Following this, a lone harbour porpoise was seen travelling north out of the survey area. At the end of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were spotted near the cardinal buoy traveling south east.

2hr survey. Start time 13.00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 1, wind NNW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Firstly, two bottlenose dolphins were seen mingling around the cardinal buoy. Half an hour into the survey a bottlenose dolphin mother and calf were seen travelling south east close to the harbour wall. These four dolphins were seen surfacing and mingling for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15.00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1-2, wind W
Eight bottlenose dolphins

A group of three bottlenose dolphins were sighted in front of the fish factory foraging and a further pair of dolphins joined them after half an hour. A group of three bottlenose dolphins including one calf and a juvenile were seen for most of the survey foraging and diving near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 17.00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 1-2, wind NW
Five bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen foraging at the beginning of the survey. Three of these dolphins were then observed travelling west towards the fish factory. This pod went on to forage in front of the fish factory for the remainder of the survey.