24/08/2013 – Bottlenose Dolphins

2 hour survey, start time: 09.00
Weather conditions: dull/overcast, sea state 4-5, wind direction NNW/NW

No sightings were made in the two hour survey period

2 hour survey, start time: 11.00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3-4, wind direction NW/W

No sightings were made in the two hour survey period

2 hour survey, start time: 13.00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair/sunny, sea state 4-5, wind direction NNW/NW
Two bottlenose dolphins

No dolphins were seen throughout the first half of the survey. Mid-way through the second half of the survey, two dolphins were seen foraging around the Cardinal Buoy.

2 hour survey, start time: 15.00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 4, wind direction NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

The two dolphins remained around the Cardinal Buoy for the beginning of the last land survey of the day. They were then seen travelling North West out to sea. In the meantime a third dolphin was spotted foraging amongst the waves around the Cardinal Buoy.