2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair or sunny, sea state 3-4, wind direction W.
Three bottlenose dolphins
Halfway through this first survey three bottlenose dolphins showed up north of the harbour wall, doing long dives, suspected to be foraging at depth. After a quarter two of them were seen more easterly, travelling with long dives, before disappearing from view.
2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair or sunny; sea state 3; wind direction W.
Six bottlenose dolphins
Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the first hour of this survey. In the beginning one individual was seen near the cardinal buoy, being very active at the surface, including leaps. Afterwards it travelled southerly and more close to the harbour wall at irregular intervals. Then another group of three individuals was seen leaping north of the harbour wall and a mother and calf were seen east of the harbour wall, milling around at the surface. At the last quarter of the first hour the one individual was not seen anymore, the three individuals north of the wall were still leaping and also seen feeding, and the mother and calf moved to a position north east of the harbour wall, before all individuals disappeared from view.
2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2, wind direction W-SW.
2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SW