20/06/2015: 11 bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey: Start time 09:00.
Weather conditions: overcast/misty, sea state 2-3, wind direction SW.

In total three dolphins were seen during this survey. These dolphins were not spotted until the last half an hour of the survey. This group consisted of two adults and one juvenile and these dolphins were observed to be milling around at the surface.
2hr survey: Start time 11:00.
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 2, wind direction SW-NW.

In the beginning of this survey the three individuals from the previous survey were still milling around at the surface just of the harbour wall. These individuals were then joined by two more adult bottlenose dolphins that proceeded to mingle at the surface for the next half an hour before disappearing. During this half an hour one of the original dolphins was observed to be chasing prey at the surface before again proceeding to mingle at the surface for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey: Start time 13:00.
Weather conditions: overcast/sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW-NW.

In the beginning of this survey two dolphins, adult and juvenile, were observed to be foraging at depth near the cardinal buoy. Two more adult dolphins then entered the survey area and began mingling at the surface before forming a group with the original dolphins near the harbour wall. One of these dolphins then disappeared as the others moved further away from the cardinal buoy. This group of three then proceeded to chase prey at the surface before resuming mingling at the surface for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey: Start time 15:00.
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW-W.

In the beginning of this survey the three dolphins were seen to be travelling before splitting into a group of two and a single dolphin and mingling at the surface before proceeding to travel west before disappearing from the survey area.

2hr survey: Start time 17:00.
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W.

No sightings were recorded in this survey.