03/09/12 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 1; wind direction NW
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Throughout the survey there were three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging by the harbour wall. There were also bottlenose dolphins varying in numbers throughout the survey, from two to six animals, leaping and tail slapping by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 2-3; wind direction SW
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the harbour wall throughout most of the survey. Nine bottlenose dolphins, including two calves, were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy towards the end of the survey, then moving across into the middle of the bay area.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions; sunny/fair; sea state 1; wind direction W
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Five bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen leaping and tail slapping in the middle of the bay area and one lone bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the cardinal buoy. Three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen moving towards the harbour wall and started foraging. Three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging at a distance from the harbour wall  and two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions; fair; sea state 2; wind direction W-SW

No Sightings