26/06/15: 13 Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state: 1, wind direction S
8 Bottlenose Dolphins

A pair of bottlenose dolphins were sighted of the fish factory, leaping and foraging, and one individual was seen foraging of the cardinal buoy, and another individual was seen foraging just of the harbour wall. The pair was joined by new individual, and they carried on leaping and foraging off the fish factory for half an hour. The individual at the cardinal buoy was joined by an additional two bottlenose dolphins, and they remained there for half an hour before leaving the area. The individual that was in front of the wall also moved to the cardinal buoy, and then back to in front of the wall, before joining with the group off the fish factory at the end of the first half of the survey. In this time another dolphin appeared in front of the harbour wall. In the second half of the survey the group expanded to five and moved closer to the cardinal buoy, still displaying leaping and foraging behaviour, for half an hour. And two separated individuals were also seen foraging, one near the group and one near the cardinal buoy. One of them stayed in the area for 45 minutes while to other left the area after 15 minutes.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair-overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S
5 bottlenose dolphins

There were only sightings in the first half an hour of the survey. There was a group of four bottlenose dolphins and an individual foraging on long dives between the harbour wall and the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: raining to sunny, sea state: 2, wind direction S-SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state: 3, wind direction SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state: 2, wind direction SW

No sightings.