07/09/12: bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey; Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair; sea state 1-2; wind direction SW
One bottlenose dolphin

There was one bottlenose dolphin seen for the middle part of the survey foraging in the area around and in front of the harbour wall and near the fish factory.

2hr survey; Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 3; wind direction S
Three bottlenose dolphins

Up to three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging, leaping and chasing fish in the area between the harbour, the cardinal buoy and fish factory.

2hr survey; Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 2; wind direction W
Six bottlenose dolphins including two calves

There were bottlenose dolphins seen for the duration of the survey. They were seen displaying a variety of behaviours including foraging, chasing fish, leaping and travelling through the survey area. They were mainly seen between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory.

2hr survey; Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 2; wind direction N/NW
Four bottlenose dolphins including one calf

For the duration of the survey bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and leaping by the cardinal buoy, this included one calf.