01/08/14: Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Rain, Sea state 4, Wind SW - SSW.
One bottlenose dolphin.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the fish factory at the start of the survey.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull-fair, Sea state 1, Wind SW
Six bottlenose dolphins.

At the start of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the harbour wall and the fish factory, with one moving to the end of the harbour wall for the majority of the survey. Another three dolphins were then seen, foraging by the fish factory and the cardinal buoy. In the second half of the survey two dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy, and another two were seen leaping by the fish factory.

2hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny – Rain – Overcast/Dull, Sea state 2, Wind S,
Five bottlenose dolphins.

In the first half hour of the survey five bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy and the fish factory. Three of the dolphins then moved closer to the harbour wall where they continued foraging. In the last half of the survey two dolphins were seen foraging by the harbour wall and in the bay.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Rain-Fair-Sunny-Overcast/Dull, Sea state 1, Wind S-NW
Four bottlenose dolphins.

In the last half hour of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling east from the fish factory towards the cardinal buoy. A mother and calf were also seen foraging by the cardinal buoy.