12/06/13: Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey, Start time 9:00
Weather Conditions: Overcast/Dull, Sea state 2, wind SE.
10 Bottlenose Dolphins

Altogether 10 bottlenose dolphins were spotted from the harbour wall during the first land survey of the day. Three dolphins were spotted mostly travelling South. Another seven dolphins were spotted foraging near the harbour wall, including a mother and a calf.

2hr survey, Start time 11:00
Weather Conditions: Overcast/Dull, Sea state 1-2, wind S-SE.
Eight Bottlenose Dolphins

Eight dolphins were spotted on the second survey of the day. The dolphins were showing a variety of behaviours. In the first 15 minutes, three dolphins including a mother and a calf were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy. A separate dolphin was spotted foraging closer to the harbour wall. Another three dolphins were spotted travelling East. Approximately half way through the survey, six dolphins were spotted leaping around the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey, Start time 13:00
Weather Conditions: Overcast/Dull, Sea state 1-2, wind S-SE.
Six Bottlenose Dolphins

Six dolphins were spotted during the third survey. In the first 15 minutes four dolphins including a mother and a calf were seen travelling towards the fish factory. Another dolphin was spotted travelling towards the Cardinal buoy. Dolphins were mostly spotted showing foraging behaviours around the cardinal buoy for most of the survey.

2hr survey, Start time 15:00
Weather Conditions: Overcast/Dull, Sea state 1-2, wind S.
Seven Bottlenose Dolphins

Seven dolphins were spotted during the first half of the last survey of the day. Three dolphins including a mother and a calf were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy. Another four dolphins including another mother and a calf were spotted staying and milling around at the surface in between the harbour wall and the fish factory.