16/07/2015: 11 bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 7:00.
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction mainly S.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 9:00.
Weather conditions: Sunny turning fair, sea state 1, wind direction S turning SE.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00.
Weather conditions: Sunny turning fair, sea state 1, wind direction SE turning S.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00.
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S.

6 bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging near the fish factory at the beginning of the land survey. Upon a close boat encounter, the group split up, and 3 of these dolphins started moving east. At the same time, a new group of 3 bottlenose dolphins was spotted slightly closer to the harbour wall. About 45 min into the survey, the original group of 6 dolphins temporarily disappeared, but two new dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy for approximately 30 min. During the remainder of the land survey, all groups eventually started moving back towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00.
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 1, wind direction S.

2 bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging at the fish factory for approximately 45 min, before they disappeared.