27/09/11: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast/dull, sea state 1, wind S, SSW, SSE
Ten bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins, including two calves, were seen throughout the survey.  Initially they were observed to be travelling and foraging around the area between the fish factory and cardinal buoy.  Later in the survey, however, groups became more fragmented and moved further afield to forage northeast of the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull/sunny, sea state 1, wind S, SW, SE
Seven bottlenose dolphins

The bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the whole survey, travelling and foraging between the harbour wall and cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 1, wind S
Five bottlenose dolphins

The bottlenose dolphins were sighted throughout the majority of the survey.  They were seen in small groups of two or three foraging, to begin with they were split between the fish factory and cardinal buoy and then later moved east of the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind S
Nine bottlenose dolphins

The bottlenose dolphins were spotted throughout most of the survey.  Groups ranged between three and five, and included calves.  Behaviours were mostly foraging and travelling in the harbour area, although some leaping behaviour was also exhibited.