26/09/13 – Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast/rain, sea state 2, wind SE
One Bottlenose dolphin

Only one dolphin was seen half way through the land survey. The dolphin was chasing prey at the surface with fish seen, before travelling out towards the fish factory.

2 hour survey, start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 2, wind SE
Four Bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins including two calves were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy and in front of the harbour wall throughout the survey.

2 hour survey, start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 3, wind SE
Eight Bottlenose dolphins

Several dolphins were seen travelling and foraging around the harbour during the first half of the survey. These dolphins then disappeared from view before eight dolphins, one being a calf, travelled back into the survey area. Three adult dolphins and the calf were then milling around very close to the end of the harbour wall before leaving the harbour.

2 hour survey, start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 2-3, wind SE
Three Bottlenose dolphins

No dolphins were seen until the last half hour of the survey when they travelled in from the West (fish factory) direction and appeared to be foraging near to the cardinal buoy.