20/07/2017: Bottlenose dolphins.

2hr survey. Start time 07:00 

Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3-4, wind direction W/NW

Bottlenose dolphins were seen sporadically throughout the first survey of the day. Groups were seen foraging throughout the bay with some individuals seen milling around at the surface. A number of oystercatchers, gannets, and Manx shearwaters were also spotted being very active offshore.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 3, wind direction W

A bottlenose dolphin was spotted throughout the entire survey foraging near the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction Variable

The same bottlenose dolphin from the previous survey was again spotted throughout foraging near the cardinal marker.

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

Bottlenose dolphins were spotted during the second hour of the survey. Groups were seen foraging near the fish factory and further around the headland.

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

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the bay during this survey. Groups were seen foraging throughout the bay with some individuals seen milling around at the surface.
2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction S/SW

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey near the harbour wall. Groups were seen foraging and milling about at the surface. One bottlenose dolphin was spotted bow riding a fishing boat coming into the bay.