29/05/13: Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey, Start time 9:00
Weather Conditions: Overcast/dull-Fair, sea state 2-3, wind NE/E

No sightings

2hr survey, Start time 11:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny/overcast/fair, sea state 2-3, wind NE/E
Six Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins were present throughout a large duration with numbers fluctuating between four and six. A calf was also spotted amongst the group. The dolphins displayed fast circling surface movements including leaps, tail slaps and lunges as well as travelling with long dives thought to be foraging while on the move.

2 hr. survey, Start time 13:00
Weather Conditions: Fair-Sunny, sea state 2, wind NW
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins were present throughout the whole survey period. Travelling with regular surfacing, followed by staying in the same area around the cardinal buoy, displaying long dives thought to be foraging at depth. The dolphins joined together to form a group and included one calf.

2hr survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair/Overcast, sea state 3-5, wind NW
One Bottlenose Dolphin.

One sighting of a bottlenose dolphin thought to be foraging at depth at the cardinal buoy. No further sightings for the rest of the survey.