25/07/2017: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction N/NE

One group of three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging between the fish factory and the cardinal marker throughout the second half of the survey with some leaping recorded. 20 oystercatchers were also seen flying over the headland, as well as two gannets being spotted.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 1, wind direction NW

The same group of bottlenose dolphins continued to forage between the fish factory and the cardinal marker throughout this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1, wind direction NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 1/2, wind direction N/NW/W

No marine mammal sightings, but ten oystercatchers were seen flying over the headland and a compass jellyfish were spotted.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction W

One group of bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging close to the headland throughout most of this survey, with another single bottlenose dolphin seen travelling towards the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction W/NW

The same group of dolphins from the previous survey stayed close to the headland at the start of this survey, with gannets spotted flying over the same area. No more bottlenose dolphins were seen until the very end of the survey, where two bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping by the fish factory.