16/06/2014- Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/dull, sea state 1, wind direction N
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. Three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the fish factory at the start of the survey, whilst two traveled east through the bay. Most sightings were between the fish factory and cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 1-2, wind direction NW
Five bottlenose dolphins

Most sightings were in the second half of the survey. Five dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy, leaps and tail slaps were observed. At the end of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen tossing fish just off the harbour wall.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast dull, sea state 1, wind direction N/NW
12 bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. At the start of the survey several were foraging near the harbour wall before heading out towards the fish factory where tail slaps and leaps were observed. At the end of the survey a pod of five bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and leaping near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction W
Eight bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy and a mother and calf were foraging close to new quay pier. The mother and calf travelled into the harbour and beach whilst the pod near the cardinal buoy split with three travelling west out of the bay.

2hr survey
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-3, wind direction NNW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. A pod of four were seen foraging and leaping near the fish factory