12/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr Survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state 1, Wind direction S.
Six Bottlenose dolphins

For the majority of the first half of the survey three Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy, with a fourth in the bay just north of the harbour wall. Later two more dolphins joined leaving four dolphins near the cardinal buoy, one just off the harbour wall to the east, and another foraging near the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state 1, Wind direction SW.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins

Near the beginning of the survey a single bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the fish factory, with a further two (one being a juvenile) traveling west towards that area. Later in the survey three bottlenose dolphins (including one juvenile) were once again seen foraging near the fish factory, two of which were later seen travelling east towards the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull with some rain, Sea state 1, wind direction NW-SW
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

For the first half of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory, with a fourth joining them briefly.