25/07/2016: 10 bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 2, wind direction W
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen from the start of the survey. Three groups were sighted, two near the headland and one by the cardinal buoy. There was a mother and a calf foraging by the headland, and one individual also foraging in the same area. The mother and calf were still in the area leaping, tail slapping and milling however the other two groups had left the survey area. Two more groups were then sighted around 7:45, a group of 1 was seen near the headland foraging. The others group of 2 were seen foraging by the cardinal marker. The mother and the calf then were sighted foraging with the other individual by the headland. The dolphins were in the area for around 45 minutes.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 2, wind direction SW
No sightings

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 2, wind direction SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Rain/Overcast, sea state 2, wind direction S

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair/Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction W/SW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen from the start of the survey. They were seen in front of the harbour wall, one was seen foraging near the end of the harbour wall whilst the other was seen travelling across the bay. The dolphins were only in the area for around 45 minutes.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair/overcast, sea state 3, wind direction W
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was sighted around 17:45. It was seen foraging in front of the harbour wall and was only in the area for around 15 minutes.