20/08/11: 17 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 1, wind S

 

No Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: Rain/overcast, sea state 1, wind variable

Five bottlenose dolphins including two calves

 

Five bottlenose dolphins including two calves were spotted close to the harbour wall and the Cardinal buoy.

They were mostly seen foraging although leaps were recorded.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: Overcast/rain, sea state 1-2, wind S

Ten bottlenose dolphins including two calves

 

Ten bottlenose dolphins including two calves were observed foraging and leaping. A few dolphins disappeared out of view, later. The dolphins were seen near the harbour wall and the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: Overcast/rain, sea state 2, wind SW/S

Two bottlenose dolphins including one calf

 

Two bottlenose dolphins including one calf were spotted near the harbour wall and the cardinal buoy. Their behaviour varied between travelling, foraging and chasing fish.