31/08/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. start time 0900
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2-3, wind W.
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen throughout the survey. A group of six bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen leaping and travelling across the bay towards the cardinal buoy. A mother and calf were sighted foraging close in the bay half way through the survey. A further three dolphins joined the group from the west.

2hr survey. start time 1100
Weather conditions: Overcast, Sea state 3, wind SW.
Six bottlenose dolphins

A pair of bottlenose dolphins was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy. These were then joined by a further four dolphins including a calf and which began leaping and tail slapping close to the harbour wall.

2hr survey. start time 1300
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2, wind SW/W.
Six bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey, two mother and calf pairs were seen foraging and leaping both close to the harbour wall and near the cardinal buoy. Another pair of adult dolphins was seen near the reef briefly. In the second half of the survey only one mother and calf pairs were seen by the cardinal buoy playing with fish.

2hr survey. start time 1500
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, Sea state 2, wind W.
Six bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey, a bottlenose dolphin mother and calf pair was seen foraging close to the cardinal buoy. A further four dolphins joined from the west and were seen travelling and foraging for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. start time 1700
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny/overcast, Sea state 1-2, wind SW.
Three bottlenose dolphins

Half an hour into the survey, a single bottlenose dolphin was sighted travelling past the cardinal buoy. A mother and calf then appeared and began to foraging in the distance.