28/07/12: Bottlenose dolphins



2hr survey; Start time 07:00
Weather conditions; overcast/ fair/ sunny; sea state 3-4; wind W
16 bottlenose dolphins

16 bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. A group of three and a lone bottlenose dolphin were seen foraging by the fish factory. Late a group of seven bottlenose dolphins were seen circling fast at the surface, leaping, tail slapping and lunging. Towards the end of the survey, lone bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the area foraging alone.

2hr survey; Start time 09:00
Weather conditions; fair; sea state 2, wind W
Eight bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey two adult bottlenose dolphins and a calf were seen foraging by the fish factory. Later three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy as well as a lone dolphin at the end of the survey.

2hr survey; Start time 11:00
Weather conditions; sunny; sea state 3; wind SE

No sightings

2hr survey; Start time 13:00
Weather conditions; sunny; sea state 3/4; wind W
 
No sightings

2hr survey; Start time 15:00
Weather conditions; overcast/fair; sea state 4; wind SW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in front of the harbour wall throughout the survey.