27/04/2015: 10 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair-Overcast/dull-Rain, sea state 1, wind direction NW
6 bottlenose dolphins

Towards the end of the survey, 6 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the back of the survey area. The dolphins were seen surfacing regularly while making their way towards the fish factory. The group was split up into 3 little groups of 2 dolphins each and stayed in this formation throughout the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Rain-Overcast/Dull–Sunny-Fair, sea state 1-3, wind direction W
4 bottlenose dolphins

In the beginning of this survey, 4 of the bottlenose dolphins from the earlier survey could still be observed. They were seen at the fish factory were they stayed for a bit, exhibiting long dives where they might have been foraging at depth. They then left the survey area and were not seen later throughout the survey anymore. The weather conditions changed a lot during this survey period.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair- Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW-NW
4 bottlenose dolphins, including one calf

After the first 15 minutes of this survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen close to the fish factory. They stayed there for a while, exhibiting long fives. They were then joined by two bottlenose dolphins, an adult and a calf. The whole group moved further towards the fish factory until only two of them could be seen in the end. Those two stayed very close to the fish factory displaying leaps, tail slaps and lungs until they moved out of the survey area as well. No sightings were recorded for the last hour of this survey.