24/07/14: Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07.00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind SE
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Bottle nose dolphins were seen throughout the majority of the survey. A total of eight dolphins were spotted. Two Bottlenose dolphins were seen mingling and then two other dolphins joining and staying within the location for the majority of the survey. Near the end of the survey five bottlenose dolphins was seen, one travelling towards the Cardinal buoy and the other four staying for long dives and possibly foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 09.00
Weather conditions : Sunny, sea state 2, wind E
Three bottlenose dolphins

Only three bottlenose dolphins were spotted within the first half an hour of the survey duration. Two dolphins were seen travelling west towards the Cardinal buoy. Then single dolphin mingling around near the fish factory and travelling into the bay where they continued to forage and mingle.

2hr survey. Start time 11.00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3 wind N to NE and then NW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13.00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind NW to N

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15.00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2-3, wind N

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15.00 at Birds Rock.
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2-3, wind NNE to N
One Atlantic grey seal.

One Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water around bird’s rock for around forty five minutes of the survey, however when foraging it was occasionally not spotted. No other sightings were seen during this survey.