24/06/12 Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey: 07:00
Weather conditions; Overcast/Dull - sunny; Sea state: 3: Wind direction: S/SW
Five bottlenose dolphins

Five bottlenose dolphins were sighted at the start of the survey foraging at the fish factory and moving towards the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey: 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast / Dull - sunny; Sea state: 3 - 4: Wind direction: W - SW
Two Bottlenose Dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was seen at the start of the survey foraging close to the harbour wall and half an hour later another fast circling and chasing prey near the fish factory, before heading towards the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey: 11:00
Weather conditions; fair - sunny; Sea state: 3: Wind direction: SW – S - SW
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

The survey started with two foraging bottlenose dolphins; one at the fish factory and one between the cardinal buoy and waterfall. Mid survey one bottlenose dolphin was observed fast circling in pursuit of fish near the harbour wall and one foraging close to the fish factory.

2hr survey: 13:00
Weather conditions; sunny; Sea state: 2: Wind direction: S
Six Bottlenose Dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were foraging between the fish factory and cardinal buoy at the beginning of the survey, along with two between there and the harbour wall. A further two bottlenose dolphins were observed foraging at the cardinal buoy, with the overall group reducing to three including a juvenile, foraging, until the end of the survey.

2hr survey: 15:00
Weather conditions; sunny; Sea state: 1 - 2: Wind direction: SW
Eight Bottlenose Dolphins

A group of four bottlenose dolphins including a juvenile were foraging at the cardinal buoy as the survey began and three more observed mid survey fast circling and chasing fish between there and the fish factory. At the end of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was observed foraging close to the harbour wall.