22/05/2015 Five bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather Conditions: overcast, wind direction SW, sea state 2

No sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: overcast/fair/sunny, wind direction SW, sea state 3/2

No sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: sunny/fair, wind direction SW, sea state 1

Four bottlenose dolphins

During the second half of the survey one dolphin was spotted traveling north. Three individuals were then seen in a similar position milling at the surface. These types of behaviour mixed with long dives were displayed throughout the rest of the survey and one more individual was seen at the end at a closer distance to the harbour wall.

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: fair/sunny, wind direction S, sea state 1

Five bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with four being seen at the start, one travelling East towards the cardinal marker and three milling at the surface relatively close to the harbour wall. All individuals were then seen travelling east towards the cardinal marker and some leaping behaviours were shown by a group of three close to the cardinal marker. These behaviours were demonstrated for the next 45 minutes approximately, along with some individuals milling at the surface. At the end of the survey two individuals were then seen travelling quickly with forward leaps and splashes.