21/07/12: seventeen bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey: Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 1; wind direction SW
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphins was spotted throughout most of the survey, foraging by the fish factory.

2hr survey; Start time 09:00
Weather conditions; sunny; sea state 1; wind direction W
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins, a mother and a calf, were seen throughout most of the survey foraging by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey; Start time 11:00
Weather conditions; sunny; sea state 1; wind direction N-NE
Five bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. Initially a lone mother and calf were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy, but later three bottlenose dolphins were seen heading east and joining the mother and the calf by the cardinal buoy. Towards the end of the survey five bottlenose dolphins were seen circling fast at the surface, displaying leaps and tail slaps indicating hunting behaviour.

2hr survey; Start time 13:00
Weather conditions; sunny and fair; sea state 1; wind direction W
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. A lone mother and calf were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy. A group of four bottlenose dolphins were also seen foraging but only briefly at the beginning of the survey. A lone bottlenose dolphin was shown to join the mother and calf briefly but towards the end of the survey only the mother and calf were seen.

2hr survey; Start time 15:00
Weather conditions; sunny; sea state 1; wind direction W
Two bottlenose dolphins

A mother and a calf were seen through most of the survey, first foraging by the fish factory but towards the end of the survey they were seen around the cardinal buoy.