10/06/2016: 9 bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00

Weather conditions: low visibility (fog), sea state 1, wind direction N/SE
Three bottlenose dolphins

From the beginning of the survey period, a lone bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling along the harbour wall in a westerly direction. It was briefly spotted midway between the harbour wall and the headland taking long dives, before disappearing. A short time later, a pair of bottlenose dolphins was seen leaping high out of the water and milling about at the surface near the cardinal marker. Near the end of the survey period, only one bottlenose dolphin was still seen in the bay, foraging off the headland.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 0, wind direction NE
Two bottlenose dolphins

The bottlenose dolphin seen at the end of the last survey period was still observed foraging off the headland throughout the first half of the survey. Another individual was also seen foraging further offshore for the first half an hour.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S
Two bottlenose dolphins

Half way through the survey period, a pair of bottlenose dolphins were observed foraging north of the harbour wall for roughly half an hour, before disappearing.

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

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 1, wind direction SW/NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

At the end of the survey period, a group of three bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling west towards the headland.