20/07/11 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/Sunny, sea state 1, wind NW
Six bottlenose dolphins were sighted throughout the survey including a young animal.

The dolphins were seen carrying out long dives, thought to be foraging at depths, travelling with long dives, surfacing at irregular intervals, milling around at the surface, and staying – fast circling at the surface including some leaps and tail slaps. These sighting were all seen around the fish factory area.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2-3, wind N
Two bottlenose dolphins were sighted throughout the survey.

The dolphins were seen travelling, and carrying out long dives – thought to be foraging at depths. These sightings were seen near the cardinal buoy and the Pier. 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind N/NNW
Two Bottlenose dolphins were sighted throughout the survey including a calf/juvenile.

The dolphins were only seen until 13:30 milling around at the surface and foraging at depths near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair/Sunny, sea state 3-4, wind NNW

No sightings