26/07/2013 – Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, start time 9.00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1-2, wind SSE-SSW
Six bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. During the first hour two to five bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the fish factory. Towards the end of the survey bottlenose dolphins were also seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast and dull, sea state 2, wind w/sw
Seven bottlenose dolphins

During the first half of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the harbour wall and a group of four bottlenose dolphins were seen playing, leaping and tail slapping near the cardinal buoy. The energetic group moved towards the harbour wall towards the end of the survey and began foraging. Individual bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and playing between the harbour wall and the fish factory throughout the survey.

2 hour survey, start time 13.00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny/overcast, sea state 1, wind NW-SW
Seven bottlenose dolphins
Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey foraging, playing and bow riding between the fish factory and the cardinal buoy.

2 hour survey, start time 15:00
Weather condition: fair/sunny/overcast, sea state 2, wind E
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey foraging near the cardinal buoy. A group of three bottlenose dolphins were seen at the surface leaping and tail slapping near the fish factory at the beginning of the survey, this group then began foraging between the harbour wall and the fish factory.