21/04/2016: Bottlenose Dolphins

21/04/2016: bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 2, wind direction S/SE
Two bottlenose dolphins

A pair of bottlenose dolphins, one a calf, was sighted off the headland towards the beginning of the survey period, travelling north-west.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction N/NE
Five bottlenose dolphins

A group of five bottlenose dolphins, one a calf, was sighted off the headland about an hour into the survey period. They were observed travelling in an easterly direction with irregular surfacing, thought to be foraging whilst on the move.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 3, wind direction N/NE
Four bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins, one a calf, were sighted near the cardinal marker at the beginning of the survey period and observed taking long dives, thought to be foraging at depth. A further pair of dolphins was sighted off the headland around midday.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 2-3, wind direction N/NE
Two bottlenose dolphins

A pair of bottlenose dolphins was sighted near the cardinal marker at the beginning of the survey period and observed taking long dives, thought to be foraging at depth.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction SE/E/NE/N

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 1-2, wind direction N/NE

No sightings.