30/04/2016: Three bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2, wind direction N/NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction W/NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 2; wind direction W/SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 3, wind direction SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W/SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W/NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was seen taking long dives north of the harbour wall, thought to be foraging at depth. It was later joined by two further bottlenose dolphins, one of which was initially seen travelling across the bay, thought to be searching for prey while on the move. The bottlenose dolphins were seen leaving the survey area in a westerly direction after about an hour.