15/08/2013 – 24 bottlenose dolphins

1.5 hour survey, start time: 11.30
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
7 bottlenose dolphins

The first sighting on this survey took place within the first ten minutes, with two bottlenose dolphins sighted foraging north east of the harbour wall. This was followed by another sighting minutes later of two more dolphins travelling northwest by the fish factory and one foraging. The next sighting occurred a few minutes after that, with one bottlenose dolphin seen travelling west by Target rock. The final sighting was near the end of the survey north of the harbour wall with one bottlenose dolphin foraging.

1.5 hour survey, start time: 13.00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light swell
7 bottlenose dolphins

The survey began with one bottlenose dolphin seen foraging by the bird colonies. This was quickly followed by six more dolphins, three adults and three juveniles travelling and resting.

1.5 hour survey, start time 14.30
Weather conditions: sea state 4, visibility >10km, medium swell
4 bottlenose dolphins

The first sighting was half an hour into the survey, with two bottlenose dolphins foraging by the fish factory. The second sighting took place just north east of the harbour wall, with two more dolphins seen foraging.

1.5 hour survey, start time 16.00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light-medium swell
6 bottlenose dolphins

The first sighting was just east of the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey, with two bottlenose dolphins seen foraging. Ten minutes later two more dolphins were sighted foraging by the fish factory. A final sighting took place at the end of the survey by the cardinal buoy, with two bottlenose dolphins seen foraging.