17/04/14: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ sunny, sea state 2/3, wind W
Three Bottlenose Dolphins

No sightings were recorded for the first hour of the survey. Two bottlenose dolphins was then seen travelling east near the harbour wall. Then shortly after another bottlenose dolphin was then sighted 200m away from the Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2/3, wind W
Fifteen Bottlenose Dolphins

A few bottlenose dolphins were spotted travelling near the fish factory and near the Cardinal buoy, and then near the harbour wall showing a range of different behaviours. Half way through the survey more dolphins joined the current ones and showed a range of leaps, lunges and tail slaps.

2hr survey. Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 2, wind SW/WSW
Six Bottlenose dolphins

During the survey a range of dolphins were spotted showing a range of different behaviours throughout the whole survey. Some were seen travelling west towards the fish factory and east towards the Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time: 15.00
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny, sea state 2, wind WSW/W
Five Bottlenose dolphins

These bottlenose dolphins were only seen within the first hour of the survey. There were a range of behaviours seen from playing around to then travelling east towards the harbour wall, but mostly playing around with one another.