13/07/2013: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey, start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 0-1, wind N-NE
14 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen throughout the entire survey. A calf was seen with a large group near the fish factory, exhibiting milling at the surface, energetic surface behaviours and travelling dives. The group then continued to forage at depth near the fish factory until the end of the survey.

2hr survey, start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind NE
4 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen throughout the survey period. At the beginning of the survey dolphins were seen travelling in from the fish factory. Between the middle and the end of the survey dolphins were seen close to the harbour wall foraging at depth.

2hr survey, start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind NW//NNW/W/N
2 bottlenose dolphins

A dolphin was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy area from the beginning of the survey and was joined by another dolphin who also began foraging at depth for the second half of the survey.