05/07/12: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey: 9:00
Weather conditions; sunny / fair / overcast / dull; Sea state: 1: Wind direction: N-E
Seven bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Dolphins were seen throughout the survey around the harbour wall and Cardinal buoy. They showed a variety of behaviours including milling around at the surface, leaping, foraging and chasing prey.

2hr survey: 11:00
Weather conditions; fair; Sea state; 0-1; Wind direction; SE-SW
Eight bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Dolphins spotted throughout the survey, mostly around the Cardinal buoy and harbour wall.  They displayed a variety of behaviours including foraging at depth, milling around at the surface and lying motionless at the surface. One group was travelling west towards the headland and another group was travelling east towards the Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey: 13:00
Weather conditions; fair / sunny; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: N
Eight bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Dolphins were present throughout the survey, mostly around Cardinal buoy and the headland. They were all foraging at a depth and one group was leaping and lunging.

2hr survey: 15:00
Weather conditions: fair / overcast / dull; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: NE
15 bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Dolphins were seen throughout the survey around the headland and Cardinal buoy. They were mostly seen foraging at depth and travelling west towards the headland.