05/11/2012: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey; start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction NE
Eight Bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and splashing east of the fish factory half way through the survey, they then were seen north east of the harbour wall. Towards the end of the survey, one dolphin was seen travelling east towards the cardinal buoy. Four bottlenose dolphins were then seen in front of the harbour wall chasing prey at the surface and leaping whilst another was travelling north east away from the harbour wall.

2hr survey; start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NNW/NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging close to the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey. Two bottlenose dolphins were later seen milling at the surface exhibiting slow moving behaviour offshore.

2hr survey; start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction N/NNW
Four bottlenose dolphins

One dolphin was seen foraging east of the fish factory half way through the survey. Four bottlenose dolphins were then seen leaping, and travelling east towards the cardinal buoy. Two bottlenose dolphins were then seen leaping and travelling north of the harbour wall.

Due to failing light, no 15.00 survey took place.