04/12/2017: Bottlenose dolphins

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
December 4, 2017
Surveys Conducted:
2

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 2/3, wind direction NW

At 9 am there were two dolphins, and adult and a juvenile, seen foraging near the Cardinal Marker. Mid way through the survey a group of five dolphins including two young were seen travelling past the headland. The same group of five reappeared off the headland in a frenzy of feeding activity that lasted for a few minutes. The dolphins were chasing fish at the surface rapidly changing direction. Later two dolphins were present foraging off the fish factory. There were no sightings during the 1pm-3pm survey.