23/09/11: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast/dull, sea state 2, wind S
Four bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins, including a new born, were seen throughout the first half of the survey, travelling and foraging around the cardinal buoy. The final sighting of the survey was of the group travelling towards the fish factory, after which they were not sighted again.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny/overcast/dull, sea state 1, wind S
Six bottlenose dolphins

Groups of bottlenose dolphins, including a newborn, were seen throughout the whole survey.  They were mostly observed to be foraging around the whole area north of the harbour wall, occasional leaping behaviour was also observed.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state1-2, wind S
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were observed throughout the first half of the survey foraging east of the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 2, wind S, SW, SSW
Five bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were observed in the first half hour of the survey. They were seen to be foraging near the fish factory and travelling west behind the headland.