17/07/2013: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey, start time: 09.00
Weather conditions:  fair-sunny, sea state 0-1, wind NW
4 bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins with one juvenile were spotted foraging at the start of the survey between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory.  The dolphins were seen throughout the whole 2 hour survey foraging and travelling.

2hr survey, start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: fair-sunny, sea state 1, wind W-NW
10 bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging by the fish factory.  Then, at 12:00 they were joined by two other bottlenose dolphins and begun travelling N.

2hr survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind NW
No sightings

2hr survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind NW
6 bottlenose dolphins

After half an hour one dolphin was seen leaping north of the harbour wall. A mother and calf were then spotted with close contact for 45 minutes. They were then joined forming a group of 5 dolphins with 2 calves and were spotted catching fish at the surface.