29/05/12: Bottlenose dolphin

2 hr survey; Start time: 9:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: SW to NW

Bottlenose dolphins were observed throughout the survey mainly in the area of the cardinal buoy.  Three bottlenose dolphins were seen searching for prey whilst travelling SW.  A mother and calf remained foraging at depth for the entire survey, mainly off the beach in line with the pier.  In the last half hour of the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was seen between the fish factory and the cardinal buoy playing with seaweed or other objects, two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling southwest, and the mother and calf were seen chasing prey.

2 hr survey; Start time: 11:00 
Weather conditions: Fair; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: N to E

At the beginning of the survey five bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling east the far side of the fish factory.  They were then seen mingling at the surface in the same area.

2 hr survey; Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny; Sea state: 1; Wind direction: N

No sightings.

2 hr survery; Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair; Sea state: 1/0; Wind direction: E to N

No sightings.