08/09/2017: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 3, wind direction SW

Bottlenose dolphins were seen through the entire survey. A group of three individuals were first seen foraging close to the harbour wall. This group then split and were observed foraging throughout the bay. Later on in the survey a mother and calf pair joined the other three dolphins.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SW

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the entire survey. The dolphin which had also been seen in the previous survey was foraging near the cardinal buoy the whole time and was briefly joined by another on two separate occasions.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SW/W

One mother and calf pair of bottlenose dolphins (Jacky and her calf Jay) seen for almost the whole survey, except for one half hour in the second half. Both were foraging around the cardinal buoy for the entire time.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair, sea state 3, wind direction N/W

Bottlenose nose dolphins were seen throughout survey. Jacky and Jay were now travelling west from the cardinal buoy whilst foraging, whilst another mother and calf pair were milling by at the surface by the harbour wall and then travelled west out of the survey site. In the middle of the survey, 2 new and separate groups were seen, one mother and calf foraging by the cardinal buoy, and the other milling about by the harbour wall, which were then joined by one other dolphin. This group of three then travelled around the bay whilst foraging.