02/05/2012: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey start time 09:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction E/NE

 A dolphin was first observed foraging near the Cardinal Buoy, which was joined by another as 4-5 more were seen foraging and travelling near the headland, including a group of 2 with a calf. The dolphins foraged from the headland to the buoy for the rest of the survey.

 2hr survey start time 11:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NE/N/NW

 5 dolphins were observed foraging out in the bay. They moved to the Cardinal Buoy and foraged, and were joined by other dolphins. Dolphins were later seen foraging and displaying breaching behaviour near the headland, and a juvenile dolphin was observed close to the harbour wall.

 2hr survey start time 13:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NNW/NW/N

 No sightings

 2hr survey start time 15:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW/W

 No sightings