04/09/11: 19 Bottlenose dolphins

2 hr survey: Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1, wind S
Five bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Two bottlenose dolphins (a mother and one calf) were seen foraging, leaping and tail slapping close to the fish factory. Another pair of dolphins thought to be searching for prey while they were travelling towards the fish factory. One bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2 hr survey: Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind SW/ SSW
Five bottlenose dolphins including one calf

At the start of the survey four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging close to the fish factory.

2 hr survey: Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/ overcast, sea state 1, wind SW/ S
Six bottlenose dolphins including two calves  

For the first hour of the survey the dolphins were thought to be foraging at depth and mingling around the surface. Later on five of the dolphins were seen leaping and tail slapping.

2 hr survey: Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/rain, sea state 1-2, wind S/SE
Four bottlenose dolphins including one calf 
 
Four bottlenose dolphins including one calf were observed east of the fish factory. They were thought to be foraging at most of the time.