25/06/2014 Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction E to S
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the whole survey. The first dolphin was seen directly in front of the harbour wall and a further four including a calf were seen shortly after. Over the survey a further four dolphins joined this group and they all traveled over to the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NE to SE
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. Four dolphins were seen surfacing in the distance and a mother and calf were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy. Half was through the survey, two further dolphins were seen beyond the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny/overcast, sea state 1-2, wind direction NE
11 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen all over the harbour throughout the survey. The first were seen in front of the harbour wall and towards the cardinal buoy travelling south east. A total of 11 dolphins including one calf were seen over the two hours mingling and foraging around the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/overcast, sea state 1, wind direction NE
Two bottlenose dolphins

In the first 15 minutes of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen near the fish factory. After these, no more dolphins were seen for the rest of the survey.