18/07/2013: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey, start time: 9.00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind N – NW
4 bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were observed doing long dives and foraging at the start of the survey near the cardinal buoy. One of them travelled west and continued to disappear and return throughout the survey and then all three travelled west at the end before disappearing. Another bottlenose dolphin was also spotted between the fish factory and the harbour wall diving for long periods and foraging towards the beginning of the survey for half an hour.

2hr survey, start time: 11.00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind NE/NW/no wind

No sightings

2hr survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 0 – 2, wind NNW/NW

No Sightings

2hr survey, start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind NW/no wind
2 bottlenose dolphins

During the first half of the survey, one bottlenose dolphin, north of the harbour wall, was doing long dives to forage at depth during first half of the survey. It then travelled west and continued the same behaviour. Another bottlenose dolphin was spotted south of the cardinal buoy and was also diving for long periods of time.