06/07/2016: Four bottlenose dolphins

2h survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1, wind direction S/SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S/SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1, wind direction SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 1, wind direction SE-SW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Early in the survey period, four bottlenose dolphins, including a mother and calf, were seen travelling into the bay in an easterly direction. The group soon split up, with the mother and calf travelling close to the harbour wall, and the other two bottlenose dolphins travelling between headland and cardinal marker. Halfway through the survey period three of the bottlenose dolphins were last seen taking long dives by the headland, before travelling off in a westerly direction. One bottlenose dolphin remained in the vicinity of the headland until the end of the survey period, taking long dives, travelling, and swimming close to the surface.