22/07/2017: Bottlenose dolphins.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S/SE

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with a mother and calf foraging by the cardinal marker and two other individuals around the same area, displaying some leaping and head lunges. Two gannets were also recorded.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 1, wind direction SE

The mother and calf bottlenose dolphin from the previous survey continued to forage by the cardinal marker with two other individuals in the same area. The group was seen lunging and leaping out of the water.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast/rain, sea state 1, wind direction SE/E/N/NW

The same group of bottlenose dolphins continued to forage in the same area throughout this survey. At the end of the survey, a group of seven bottlenose dolphins were spotted close to the fish factory travelling towards the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Rain/overcast/fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction N/NW

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the bay in this survey. One group stayed foraging around the cardinal marker, and another group was seen tail slapping and foraging closer to the fish factory. This group split up half an hour into the survey, and continued to forage in the bay with some leaping recorded.