20/08/12 Bottlenose dolphins and sunfish

2hr survey: Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/ dull; sea state 1; wind direction E
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was seen throughout most of the survey, at the beginning of the survey one dolphin was seen chasing prey at the surface and throwing fish, it was later seen foraging and leaping and tail slapping by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey: Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 1; wind direction NW-SW
One bottlenose dolphin and one sunfish

One bottlenose dolphin was seen throughout the survey. It was seen foraging and chasing prey in front of the harbour wall. The sunfish was also seen in front of the harbour wall.

2hr survey: Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny/ overcast/ rain; sea state 2; wind direction S
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was seen in the middle of the bay foraging and chasing prey at the surface and travelling west towards the fish factory.

2hr survey: Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/ overcast; sea state 3; wind direction SW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging towards the fish factory. One dolphin was seen travelling towards the cardinal buoy and two dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy. One dolphin was seen in the middle of the bay foraging and travelling towards the fish factory.