29/07/12: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey; Start time 09:00
Weather conditions; fair/ sunny/ overcast; sea state 3, wind SE
Two bottlenose dolphins and one calf

A mother and a calf were spotted foraging by the Cardinal buoy; later another dolphin appeared near the harbour wall.

2hr survey; Start time 11:00
Weather conditions; fair; sea state 2, wind W
Three bottlenose dolphins and one calf

At the beginning of the survey a mother and a calf were seen foraging by the Cardinal buoy. Later one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the cardinal buoy as well as a lone dolphin at the end of the survey.

2hr survey; Start time 13:00
Weather conditions; sunny/ overcast; sea state 3, wind N
Four bottlenose dolphins and one calf

At the beginning of the survey two dolphins were spotted foraging by the Cardinal buoy and by the fish factory. Then three bottlenose dolphins appeared, including a calf. They were thought to be travelling west and searching for prey while on the move.

2hr survey; Start time 15:00
Weather conditions; sunny; sea state 2-4, wind SW
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was seen throughout the survey. It was thought to be travelling west at first and later foraging at depth near the harbour wall.