17/06/2014- Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. start time 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Six bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins appeared half-way through the survey near the cardinal buoy. More dolphins appeared later, some coming close to the harbour wall.

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction N to NE
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Most sightings during this survey occurred between the harbour wall and the fish factory. They disappeared around the headland and were again seen near the fish factory towards the end of the survey.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny to fair, sea state 1, wind direction W
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. They were mostly seen near the harbour wall or the cardinal buoy, occasionally leaping.

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

Dolphins were again seen throughout the survey, mostly feeding near the cardinal buoy. They occasionally also came close to the harbour wall, one leaping near the end of the pier at the end of the survey.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-3, wind direction W to NNW
Six bottlenose dolphins including one calf

Bottlenose dolphins were seen for most of the survey, mostly feeding near the fish factory or the cardinal buoy. A pod of four was seen leaping before they disappeared around the headland.

2hr survey. start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind direction N/NW
One Bottlenose dolphin

One Bottlenose dolphin was spotted in the second half of the survey foraging near the cardinal buoy where he disappeared after half an hour.