Bottle-nosed Dolphin

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This species has been recorded at locations shown on this map.

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Red dots on the maps indicate individual records with an accuracy of 1 km or better. Black squares are centred in those 10 km squares of the national grid in which there is at least one record at 10 km accuracy.

Date Gridref Site Quantity Recorder Comment
13/10/2000 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT 5 adults 1 juv 9am -2pm , Feeding, interacting with boats
13/10/2000 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 3 INHT 8am; very active
26/12/2000 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 7 INHT 07/08/2012
30/12/2000 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT 06/07/2012
01/01/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT 6+. Breaching, tail-slapping
04/01/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT 06/08/2012
11/01/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT 06/08/2012
18/01/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 7 INHT
24/02/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 5 INHT 05/06/2012
28/02/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 5 INHT 05/06/2012
01/03/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 5 INHT 05/06/2012
12/03/2001 NR4173 Sound of Islay (Bunnahabhain) 15 INHT 15-20. Heading north
24/04/2001 NR4369 Sound of Islay (Port Askaig) 5 INHT
25/04/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 5 INHT
07/05/2001 NR2063 Machir Bay 3 INHT 3-6. Very active
20/05/2001 NR2355 Loch Indaal (Craigfad) 6 INHT 6+
10/06/2001 NR2063 Machir Bay 6 INHT 8pm - tide in
27/06/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 8 INHT 8+. p.m.
27/06/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 15 INHT a.m.
27/06/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT 5.30pm
28/06/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 3 INHT
01/07/2001 NR3147 Kintra 3 INHT
01/07/2001 NR2755 Loch Indaal (Laggan Point) 4 INHT Breaching; > WNW ( At mouth of Laggan River; lots of salmon just now!)
03/07/2001 NR2755 Loch Indaal (Laggan Point) 4 INHT Breaching; >WNW
05/07/2001 NR2755 Loch Indaal (Laggan Point) 4 INHT Tail-slapping; >WNW
06/07/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 4 INHT 04/06/2012
10/07/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT 6+
19/07/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 5 INHT 5-7. Inc. 1 calf
21/07/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 5 INHT Inc. 1 calf
22/07/2001 NR2641 Mull of Oa 5 INHT >L. Indaal
24/07/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 7 INHT 7-8. 1300-1530 hrs
25/07/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 1 INHT Following boat
26/07/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 5 INHT 05/06/2012
27/07/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 3 INHT Feeding offshore
07/08/2001 NR4659 McArthur's Head 3 INHT Bow-riding ferry
09/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 7 INHT Inc. 1 calf, playing with boats
10/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 5 INHT 5+. Following boat
11/08/2001 NR1652 Portnahaven 2 INHT
11/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 3 INHT 3+. V. close to shore
13/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 3 INHT
15/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT 6+. Inc. 1 calf
17/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT
18/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 6 INHT Off football pitch
19/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 4 INHT
20/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 4 INHT
24/08/2001 NR3147 Kintra 5 INHT
26/08/2001 NR1651 Port Wemyss 8 INHT Inc. more than one calf
27/08/2001 NR3147 Kintra 6 INHT
27/08/2001 NR2558 Port Charlotte (Loch Indaal) 4 INHT Displaying off pier
28/08/2001 NR2661 Bruichladdich (Loch Indaal) 4 INHT Inc. 1 calf
30/08/2001 NR4369 Sound of Islay (Port Askaig) 1 INHT
14/02/2005 NR25 Rhinns (south-east): Ellister to Port Charlott 12 Wisniewski, P
14/02/2005 NR25 Rhinns (south-east): Ellister to Port Charlott 12 Wisniewski, P & Cheetham, J
15/03/2005 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Jackson, B
24/03/2005 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Ogilvie, M.A.
28/03/2005 NR1652 Mackenzie Island 6 Jackson, B
22/05/2005 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 12 Ogilvie, M.A. 12- 15. Very active.
17/06/2005 NR2558 Port Charlotte, Loch Indaal 9 MacGillivray, F 9- 12 swimming up loch, very spread out.
26/06/2005 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 1 Hastings, J
15/07/2005 NR1652 Portnahaven 2 Unknown Evening, near lighthouse.
27/07/2005 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 6 Unknown
26/04/2006 NR4369 Port Askaig 3 Garnham, D Heading S.
16/05/2006 NR4654 Ardtalla 3 Unknown Evening.
22/10/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 15 Visitor
14/06/2009 NR4654 Ardtalla 4 Jane Hopper Playing between 2 boats
02/07/2009 NR1652 Portnahaven 5 S.Graham
02/07/2009 NR2661 Bruichladdich 6 S.Ramsay swimming near boat
20/06/2010 NR1852 Wester Ellister 3 Jane Dawson travelling up LochIndaal
21/06/2010 NR1852 Wester Ellister 3 Jane Dawson travelling up Loch Indaal
04/08/2010 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 20 Steve Wrightson 20-30 including females with young swimming together
11/06/2011 NR4370 Sound of Islay 8 Unknown
27/06/2011 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 Unknown