28/07/15: Bottlenose Dolphins
2hr survey, Start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 4, wind direction NW.
Seven Bottlenose Dolphins
At the beginning of the survey, a single bottlenose dolphin was seen at the cardinal marker taking long dives which may indicate feeding. Halfway through the survey two Bottlenose dolphins were sighted within the harbour. At the same time one Bottlenose dolphin was sighted at the end of the harbour wall while three more were sighted traveling towards the cardinal marker. After 15 minutes the two bottlenose dolphins in the harbour were no longer sighted and the trio and single dolphin merged groups around the cardinal marker. Where they stayed taking long dives till the end of the survey.
2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair-overcast, sea state 4, wind direction SW.
Seven Bottlenose dolphins.
The start of the survey saw 2 groups of Bottlenose dolphins around the cardinal marker, three dolphins were milling around at the surface while one was taking long dives indicating possible feeding. After 15 minutes three Bottlenose dolphins appeared in front of the harbour wall while two individual Bottlenose dolphins were still sighted near to the cardinal marker. At 11:30 seven bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling North from the cardinal marker, including one juvenile. This group then swiftly dispersed into three separate groups. Towards the end of the survey there were four Bottlenose dolphins sighted milling around the cardinal marker.
2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction W-NW-SW.
2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair-Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW.