25/08/2013 – Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, start time: 9.00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3-5, wind direction N/NW
One bottlenose dolphin

The morning survey was just one dolphin during the two hour period. It was seen travelling south towards the harbour from the fish factory.

2 hour survey, start time: 11.00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 4-5, wind direction N/NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

The survey began with one bottlenose dolphin foraging north of the harbour wall. The dolphin was then seen again closer to the cardinal buoy, still foraging. At 12.15 two more appeared between the cardinal buoy and the harbour wall, all foraging. However we soon lost sight of them leaving just one foraging in front of the harbour wall. At the end of the survey two were seen foraging in front of the harbour wall.

2 hour survey, start time: 13.00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 4-5, wind direction N
Two bottlenose dolphins

The survey started with two dolphins, one travelling west from the harbour wall and another foraging by the cardinal buoy. By 13.15 only one dolphin could be seen foraging by the harbour wall. After fifteen minutes two were spotted foraging by the cardinal buoy, and soon they began leaping and lunging. They remained here until the end of the survey.

2 hour survey, start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3-4, wind direction NNW
No sightings