20/05/2015 Five Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny or overcast, wind direction W, sea state 4-5

There were no sightings during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, wind direction NW-W, sea state 3-4

There were no sightings during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny or fair, wind direction SW-NW, sea state 4 decreasing to 3

There were no sightings during this survey.

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

There were no sightings during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, wind direction W-NW, sea state 3
Five bottlenose dolphins

During the second hour three dolphins were seen travelling in from the fish factory. Two of them were foraging close to the harbour wall while two individual dolphins were foraging further out. Then a fifth individual joined one of the dolphins further out, and at the end of the survey all five dolphins merged into one group, foraging and leaping.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny or overcast, wind direction W, sea state 2
Four bottlenose dolphins

Three of the dolphins which were seen during the previous survey were leaping and tail slapping NE of the harbour wall. Towards the end of the first hour another dolphin was spotted travelling east the harbour wall. Four dolphins were spotted at 18:00, one being at equidistance between the fish factory and the harbour wall and the other three to the NE. All four were leaping and travelling towards the fish factory before disappearing from view.