19/04/15: Seven Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 2, wind direction SE
7 bottlenose dolphins

Three different groups of dolphins were spotted in this survey period with them coming in from the fish factory and moving as far out as the cardinal buoy. They were travelling west across the bay for the majority of the survey period and each of the groups had a calf with them. There was some boat interactions and at one stage the dolphins showed their flukes off to one boat perhaps showing off.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW
Six bottlenose dolphins

Two groups from the previous survey period stayed near the fish factory and the cardinal buoy showing off with tail slapping and leaping from the water. There was one boat encounter in this survey period near the fish factory but the group were not bother even though the boat did not stay to the code of conduct.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction N

No sightings to report for this survey period

2hr survey. Start time: 15:00
Weather Conditions: Fair, sea state 3, Wind direction NE

No sightings to report for this survey period