14/07/2016: 13 bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, wind direction: N, sea state: 3/2

No Sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, wind direction: NW, sea state: 3/2
3 bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the last 45 minutes of the survey. The dolphins were seen travelling between the harbour wall and the cardinal buoy. They also displayed behaviours such as diving thought to be foraging at a depth.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, wind directions: NW/W, sea state: 3/2
2 bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins remained in the area for the entire survey. They were seen travelling between the cardinal buoy and the headland. They also displayed behaviours such as diving thought to be foraging at a depth at the cardinal buoy. They were last spotted near the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, wind direction: NW, sea state: 2
3 bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was first spotted after the first 15 minutes of the survey near the harbour wall. They were spotted in various areas around the bay throughout the survey. They displayed behaviour such as travelling, diving thought to be foraging a depth, leaping and tail slapping.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, wind direction: NW, sea state: 3/2
10 bottlenose dolphins

There was a total of ten bottlenose dolphins including a juvenile spotted throughout the survey. There was four different groups. They were spotted scattered in various areas around the bay. They displayed various behaviours such as travelling, diving thought to be foraging at depth, leaping and tail slapping. They were spotted quite close near the harbour wall at different times.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, wind direction: NW, sea state: 2
2 bottlenose dolphin

Two bottlenose dolphins including a juvenile from the previous survey remained in the area for the beginning of the survey. They were first spotted close to the harbour wall diving thought to be foraging at depth. They were then spotted travelling away from the wall towards the headland.