30/05/12: Bottlenose dolphin

2hr survey; Start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast and dull, with fair and sunny patches; Sea State: 0-1; Wind Direction: NE
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Three adults and one juvenile were beginning to leap at the beginning of the 9:00 watch near the fish factory, this then turned into fast circling and tail slapping and these dolphins were then joined by three other adults travelling from a south east direction, six of the group then travelled west out of the survey area behind the fish factory. For the rest of the survey three individuals, two adults and one juvenile were seen diving deep around the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey; Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair – Sunny; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: Very variable N NE S SW NW W
Four bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin continued to forage at depth and then all three individuals travelled west out of the survey area. At the end of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging at depth before travelling west behind the fish factory.

2hr survey; Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny with overcast and dull patches; Seas state: 2-3; wind direction: SW
Three bottlenose dolphins

Two adults and 1 juvenile seen travelling across in front of and close to the harbour wall in a north west direction.