31/05/2015: Nine bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. start time 09:00

Weather conditions: Rain/overcast, sea state 3/4, wind direction SW

Two bottlenose dolphins

Fifteen minutes into the survey two bottlenose dolphins (including a calf) were spotted travelling south east into the harbour. They were then seen leaping and jumping out of the water within the harbour before returning to the north side of the harbour wall taking long dives and foraging.

 

2hr survey. start time 11:00

Weather conditions: Rain/overcast/fair, sea state 3/4, wind direction SW/W

No sightings to report

 

2hr survey. start time 13:00

Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 3/4, wind direction W/SW

Three bottlenose dolphins

Half an hour into the survey two bottlenose dolphins were spotted feeding and mingling at the surface north of the harbour wall. One individual was then seen travelling south east into the harbour. One individual was then spotted regularly surfacing within the harbour and two individuals (including one calf) were seen close to the cardinal marker taking regular dives and foraging before nothing was seen for the last half hour of the survey.

 

2hr survey. start time 15:00

Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SW/W

Four bottlenose dolphins

Towards the end of the first half of the survey one dolphin was spotted north of the harbour wall taking long dives and one was seen closer to the wall displaying the same behaviours. These behaviours continued for an hour by some individuals and at one point three individuals were seen closer to the cardinal marker travelling north west towards the fish factory with long dives.