14/05/12: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey; Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, Sea state: 3 then 2, Wind direction: SW
5 bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey two dolphins were seen travelling north in front of the cardinal buoy, they travelled out of the area. Another dolphin was seen past the cardinal buoy foraging and leaping for the first half an hour and then was joined by another dolphin that was seen foraging, they then left the area. Towards the end of the survey another bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging between the fish factory and the harbour wall.

2hr survey; Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state: 2, Wind direction: NW-W
5 bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey there was one bottlenose dolphin seen foraging in front of the harbour wall, it then travelled in a easterly direction out of the area past the cardinal buoy. Two more bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging off the fish factory in the second quarter of the survey and two other bottlenose dolphins were leaping and foraging north of the cardinal buoy. They all then left the area.

2hr survey; Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, Sea state 3 then 4, Wind direction: WSW-SW

No sightings

2hr survey; Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny/overcast/dull, Sea state 3 then 4, Wind direction: SW

No sightings