21/08/11: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: sunny/ fair/ overcast/dull, sea state 1/2, wind SW/SSW

One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin seen through most of the two hour survey, foraging near the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: sunny/ overcast/dull, sea state 1-3, wind W

Two bottlenose dolphins including one calf

 

A mother and calf were spotted foraging near the harbour wall for most of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: sunny/ overcast/dull, sea state 2/3, wind NW

Two bottlenose dolphins including one calf

The same mother and calf from the previous survey were found milling around the surface near the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 3, wind S

Three bottlenose dolphins including one calf

A mother and calf were spotted foraging around the cardinal buoy in the first hour before moving closer to New Quay head where in the last 15 minutes they were joined by another adult bottlenose dolphin.