08/07/12: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey: 9:00

Weather conditions; fair/ sunny/ overcast; sea state 2-3; wind direction: W – SW

Four bottlenose dolphins

 

Two bottlenose dolphins, a mother and a calf, were spotted near the fish factory, these animals were thought to be foraging as they were taking deep dives. Then they were heading northeast, making determined progress and disappeared from sight. Another two dolphins were seen one hour later foraging near the harbour wall.

2hr survey: 11:00

Weather conditions; fair/ sunny/ sun and showers; sea state 2-3; wind direction: NW

Two bottlenose dolphins

 

Two bottlenose dolphins were sighted foraging near the harbour wall and Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey: 13:00

Weather conditions; overcast/ dull; sea state 2; wind direction: NW

Two bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the Cardinal buoy and the harbour wall. Then it was sighted travelling northeast. Later another younger dolphin appeared near harbour wall and was thought to be foraging.

2hr survey: 15:00  

Weather conditions; overcast/ dull; sea state 2; wind direction: W – NW

One bottlenose dolphin

 

One bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging several times near the Cardinal buoy. At one point, it was sighted chasing prey at surface, fish seen.