11/06/2015: 12 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. start time 07:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SE
Four bottlenose dolphins

During our first survey of the day a total of four dolphins were seen throughout the two hours. During the first quarter of an hour of the survey only two dolphins were spotted with one seen to be foraging at depth with the other travelling quickly in a westerly direction just in front of the harbour wall. These individuals then disappeared for fifteen minutes before reappearing along with a juvenile and began foraging at depth. One adult and juvenile then disappeared from the survey area leaving one lone adult foraging at depth. The adult and juvenile then reappeared and remained visible for the remainder of the survey surfacing irregularly and thought to be foraging at depth.
2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather Conditions: Fair/Overcast, sea state 2/3, wind direction ENE
Three bottlenose dolphins

During our second survey of the day the same three individuals, two adults and a juvenile, seen earlier in the day were spotted again and were believed to be foraging at depth until they disappeared from the survey area were not spotted again for the remainder of this survey.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather Conditions: Overcast, sea state 2, wind direction NE

No sightings to report.

2hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather Conditions: Overcast, sea state 2/3, wind direction NE
Eight bottlenose dolphins

During the first half an hour of this survey three dolphins were spotted with two being spotted near the fish factory with the other travelling slowly away from the fish factory and towards the harbour wall before stopping close to the harbour wall and chasing fish at the surface at the water. The two dolphins at the fish factory then proceeded to travelling slowly towards the cardinal buoy. A second dolphin joined the one at the harbour wall before proceeding to mill around at the surface. The two dolphins at the cardinal buoy then came in closer to the harbour wall before beginning to forage at depth for the remainder of the survey.
2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather Conditions: Fair, sea state 2, wind direction SE-NW

No sightings to report

2hr survey. start time 17:00
Weather Conditions: Fair/Overcast, sea state 2, wind direction N

No sightings to report