04/07/12: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey: 9:00
Weather conditions; overcast / dull / rain; Sea state: 0-1: Wind direction: none/variable
12 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins spotted throughout the survey. One dolphin was seen foraging close to the harbour wall for the whole survey. Other dolphins were seen offshore leaping and lunging.

2hr survey: 1:00
Weather conditions; overcast / dull / rain; Sea state: 1-2: Wind direction N-W
Eight bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Dolphins were spotted throughout the survey around the Cardinal Buoy, offshore near the fish factory and around the harbour wall. They were foraging and leaping. A group was spotted offshore with a calf travelling west.
2hr survey: 13.00
Weather conditions; overcast/dull/rain; Sea state; Calm, rippled surface; Wind direction; Variable,
Ten bottlenose dolphins.

Dolphins seen throughout the survey, mostly around the cardinal buoy and fish factory. Most were staying, long dives, foraging at depth. Some were travelling both northwest and westwards towards the end of the survey.

2hr survey: 15:00
Weather conditions; sunny/overcast; Sea state; 1-2; Wind direction; S
Three bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins spotted during the majority of the survey, mostly around the fish factory and the Cardinal buoy. Most were staying, showing long dives and thought to be foraging at a depth.