17/07/15: Nine bottlenose dolphins

2 hr survey. Start time 07:00

Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind direction NW turning SW.

Two bottlenose dolphins including one juvenile were sighed from the beginning of the survey just off the harbour wall while one bottlenose dolphin was sighted shallow diving near the fish factory. After fifteen minutes another bottlenose dolphin was sighted near the cardinal marker shallow diving but was only seen for a short period before disappearing. Three additional bottlenose dolphins were sighted at a distance travelling east and were sighted for 30 minutes. In the second half of the survey there were no sightings.

2 hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 2, wind direction SW.

No sightings.

2 hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny with overcast spells, sea state 2, wind direction S.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW.

No sightings.

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

In the last 15 minutes of the survey two bottlenose dolphins surfaced briefly a few minutes apart and then disappeared.