31/08/2013 – Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 4, wind direction NW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were sighted throughout the entire survey. One dolphin was spotted foraging at the cardinal buoy at the very beginning of the survey and was joined by another dolphin in the last 30 minutes of the survey.

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Overcast, sea state 4, wind direction N/NW
Five bottlenose dolphins including one calf

At the very beginning of the survey two adult bottlenose dolphins and on calf were spotted foraging at the cardinal buoy and remained there for the first half an hour. The next sighting was of a single dolphin travelling east from the harbour wall to then forage and mill around at the cardinal buoy.  This individual was then joined by another dolphin that also began to forage around the cardinal buoy. There were no sightings in the last 30 minutes of the survey.

2 hour survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair, sea state 4, wind direction NW

No sightings

2 hour survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3/4, wind direction NW/WNW

No sightings