27/07/2013 – Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny/overcast, sea state 1, wind NW/NNW/N
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen half way through the survey foraging near the fish factory. The couple then disappeared towards the end of the survey.

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind NNW
Four bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was seen in the middle of the survey foraging near the harbour wall. At the end of the survey a group of three adults and one juvenile bottlenose dolphin were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2 hour survey, start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind N-NW
Six bottlenose dolphins

During the first half of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and chasing prey at the surface near the harbour wall and a group of two adults and one juvenile bottlenose dolphin were seen leaping and foraging near the cardinal buoy. In the second half of the survey a group of up to six dolphins was seen foraging and leaping near the cardinal buoy.

2 hour survey, start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 0, wind none
Five bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, at the beginning a mother and calf were seen leaping and playing offshore past the cardinal buoy. Throughout the rest of the survey a group of up to five bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging between the cardinal buoy and offshore area.