26/06/13: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey, Start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast-Dull/Fair, sea state 1, wind SE/NE/NW/SW.
Nine bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was first sighted in the first 15minutes of the survey foraging at depth just off the fish factory, there were also two single dolphins in front of the harbour wall in separate areas also foraging.
In the next 15 minutes of the survey a mother and calf, and two single dolphins were all sighted in the area just off the factory where they stayed for the remaining time foraging.
Three dolphins were sighted together in front of the harbour wall displaying breaching and lunging behaviour. Two mother and calf pairs joined together to forage in front of the harbour wall.
In the second half of the two hour survey six dolphins, one of which was a juvenile were together in front of the harbour wall, leaping, lunging and tall slapping together. A single dolphin was foraging just off the group in front of the harbour and two dolphins were foraging near the cardinal buoy.
For the remainder of the survey the two dolphins continued to forage near the cardinal buoy but there were no further sightings.

2hr survey, Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny-Overcast/Dull, sea state 1-2, wind N-NW.
Two bottlenose dolphins

A single bottlenose dolphin was sighted between the harbour wall and the cardinal buoy foraging, the same dolphin then travelled east displaying long dives. The dolphin then stayed in the area in front of the cardinal buoy for the remainder of the two hour survey. In the first 15minutes of the second hour of the survey the single dolphin was joined by another dolphin which displaying leaping behaviours. The second dolphin only stayed for the 15minutes.

2hr survey, Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast-Fair; sea state 2; wind N/NW/NNW.
One Bottlenose dolphin

One single dolphin stayed in the area near the cardinal buoy for the two hour of the survey, generally displaying foraging behaviour while travelling around the buoy to forage at depth.

2hr survey, Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair; sea state 2; wind N/NW.
One Bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin stayed at the cardinal buoy foraging at depth for the first 45minutes of the survey, the dolphin was then sighted travelling North from the area between the beach and the cardinal buoy where the dolphin then returned to the cardinal buoy to forage for the remainder of the survey.