01/08/15 Seven Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Overcast to sunny, Sea state 2-1, Wind direction S-SE
Three bottlenose dolphins.

About 15 minutes into this survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling west toward the fish factory. It was then joined by two other animals and the group proceeded to deep dive, possibly foraging at the sea floor. Two of the dolphins left and we lost sight of the third briefly, before picking it back up as it travelled north west out of the harbour. There were no further sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast or rainy, sea state 2, wind direction SW-W

There were no sightings during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast or rainy, sea state 1-2, wind direction S-SW

There were no sightings during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast or rainy, Sea state 2, wind direction S-SW
One bottlenose dolphin.

At the very end of this survey a bottlenose dolphin was seen as it deep dived by the cardinal buoy. There had been no sightings until this point.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast becoming sunny, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction W-N
Three bottlenose dolphins.

15 minutes into the survey two bottlenose dolphins, a mother and calf who were later identified as Connie and 673 were spotted close to the harbour wall deep diving. They then travelled east to the end of the pier before we lost sight of them. They were spotted slightly later on with a third individual, and the group spent the rest of the survey travelling around the harbour north of the harbour wall together moving at speed.