17/09/11: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind SW/S

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind W/NW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen in the second half of the survey, travelling east from the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast/dull, sea state 4-3, wind SW
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were sighted throughout the first half of the survey.  At the start of the survey, five bottlenose dolphins (including a calf) were seen foraging and feeding north of the harbour wall. As the survey went on, bottlenose dolphins were seen to be travelling around the area and foraging, particularly at the cardinal buoy and north of the harbour wall.  No dolphins were then seen until the last part of the survey, when a mother and calf were seen to be foraging close to the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast/dull, sea state 3, wind W/SW
Ten bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the middle section of the survey. Initially, seven bottlenose dolphins were sighted travelling east southeast. The rest of the bottlenose dolphin sightings were of foraging behaviour between the harbour wall and cardinal buoy