22/08/12 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions; overcast/ fair; sea state 4; wind direction SW/W
Two bottlenose dolphins

A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey and gradually moved away towards the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions; overcast/ fair/ sunny; sea state 4; wind direction SW
Three bottlenose dolphins

A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging close to the harbour wall and then gradually moved further away from the wall. A lone bottlenose dolphin was also seen foraging by the harbour wall and then headed towards the other two bottlenose dolphins.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions; sunny; sea state 2; wind direction S/SW
Three bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging, one near the cardinal buoy and two closer to the harbour area, then moving gradually towards the harbour wall. Towards the end of the survey the dolphins moved out into the middle of the bay area where they continued foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions; sunny; sea state 3; wind direction S/SW
Five bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen by the cardinal buoy travelling west, two of the dolphins were then seen chasing fish at the surface and the other dolphin was seen travelling south east. Towards the end of the survey one dolphin was seen foraging in the middle of the bay area and two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in front of the harbour wall.