4hr survey. Start time 10:00
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
25 bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal
Nine Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging at the beginning of the trip in the harbour area, including two mother and calf pairings. One Atlantic grey seal was spotted hauled out near Bird’s rock. Five dolphins were then seen a few miles offshore from Ynys Lochtyn where they were later joined by another four adult Bottlenose dolphins. They stayed with the boat for a while, leaping and bow-riding. Two more dolphins were spotted foraging between Ynys Lochtin and Cwm Tydu on the way back up the coast.