28/3/2015: Daily the Common Dolphin and Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast with periods of rain; sea state 2-3; wind direction varied from S to W
One common dolphin.

Daily, our resident common dolphin was spotted throughout the two hour period mostly staying in one area with long dives, though leaping and tail slapping was observed. No other sightings occurred.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast; sea state 3; wind direction SW
One common dolphin, 3 bottlenose dolphins, one dolphin (species unknown)

Daily the common dolphin was spotted almost continuously again during the survey, and bottlenose dolphins were also seen travelling west near the fish factory at the middle and end of the survey period. Only one bottlenose dolphin was seen at a time. Another dolphin was also spotted towards the middle of the survey but it was only seen briefly so its exact species couldn’t be identified.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast; sea state 3; wind direction SW
One common dolphin.

Daily continued to be seen throughout this survey, again staying in one area amongst the buoys with long dives in between surfaces. No other sightings occurred.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast; sea state 3; wind direction SW
One common dolphin

Daily was seen displaying the same behaviour at the beginning and end of the survey, but he was not seen during the middle. No other sightings were recorded.