25/04/2013: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey, Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull and fair; sea state 1; wind S

No sightings

2hr survey, Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair, overcast/dull and mist; sea state 1; wind S
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were sighted together 30 minutes into the survey foraging east of the fish factory. After this they moved further offshore into the buoy zone but travelled back and forth from these two areas throughout the survey, keeping together usually with at least one foraging and performing long dives while the other surfaced irregularly, searching for prey. During the second half of the survey one of the dolphins left the area and travelled eastwards while the other remained visible in the buoy zone until 12:30.

2hr survey, Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Rain and mist; sea state 1-3; wind SW/W/NW

No sightings

2hr survey, Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Mist, rain and overcast/dull; sea state 2; wind S/NW

No sightings