12/07/2016: 7 bottlenose dolphins, 1 compass jellyfish

2hr survey. Start time 07:00 

Weather conditions: fair/sunny/overcast, wind direction: NW, se state: 3

1 bottlenose dolphin

 

One bottlenose dolphin was observed traveling away from the cardinal bouy and towards the fish factory.

 

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: fair/sunny, wind direction: N-NW, sea state: 3

3 bottle nose dolphins

 

At 09:15 a bottle nose dolphin was observed circling/milling around the sea wall and then travelled towards the sea wall. At 10:00 a group of two bottlenose dolphins were spotted diving less than 100 meters west from the cardinal buoy. They then travelled towards the fish factory.

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: fair/sunny, wind directions: NW, sea state: 3

3 bottle nose dolphins

 

At 11:00 a single bottlenose dolphin was observed foraging left of the sea wall. At 12:30 a group of two bottlenose dolphins were seen lunging and tail slapping 300 meters east of the fish factory.

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: fair-dull/overcast, wind direction: N-NW, sea state: 3

5 bottlenose dolphins (4 groups)

 

Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted 100 meters south of the cardinal buoy displaying foraging behaviour. At 13:15 one dolphin was spotted traveling towards the fish factory while another was foraging 100 meters away from the cardinal buoy. At 13:30 a group of three bottlenose dolphins were observed 200 meters north-east of the fish factory where they were displaying leaping and circling behaviour.

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: dull/overcast, wind direction: N, sea state: 3

 

No sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 17:00

Weather conditions: fair/sunny/overcast, wind direction: NW, sea state: 3

1 bottlenose dolphin, 1 compass jellyfish

 

One bottlenose dolphin was observed traveling towards the cardinal buoy from the fish factory. A compass jellyfish was also observed near the harbour wall.