02/09/12 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull; sea state 4; wind direction SW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Two dolphins were spotted near the harbour wall travelling south east and foraging. Three dolphins, including a calf, were also seen foraging by the harbour wall. Towards the end of the survey, four bottlenose dolphins, including a calf, were seen leaping and tail slapping by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull; sea state 2; wind direction SE
Six bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and tail slapping by the cardinal buoy. A mother and calf were seen foraging close to the harbour wall. A lone bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging at a distance in the middle of the bay.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/ dull; sea state 2; wind direction NW
Ten bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging by the cardinal buoy at the beginning of the survey.  Towards the end of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and tail slapping by the fish factory and a lone bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the fish factory. Four bottlenose dolphins were seen by the fish factory travelling east towards the middle of the bay and three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging in the middle of the bay area.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull; sea state 2; wind direction NW-NE
Eight bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey, three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging by the harbour wall. Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy and another two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in the middle of the bay area. Towards the end of the survey, a lone bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the harbour wall and then moving towards the cardinal buoy.