01/08/12: 18 Bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

1.5hr survey; Start time 10:10
Weather conditions; sea state 3; visibility >10km, light swell
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins, one adult and one juvenile, were sighted 40 meters from the boat near the New Quay headland.

1.5hr survey; Start time 11:40
Weather conditions; sea state 2-4; visibility 0-1km, light swell
8 bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins, including one juvenile and one calf were observed milling and surfing near 40 meters from the boat near the fish factory. Soon after, two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen then one adult bottlenose dolphin was observed travelling East near Target rock. Another adult bottlenose dolphin was sighted milling and surfing neat Target rock.

1.5hr survey; Start time 13.35
Weather conditions; sea state 2-3; visibility 1-10km then >10km, light-moderate swell
Five bottlenose dolphins and one atlantic grey seal

Two bottlenose dolphins, one adult and one juvenile, were seen foraging 50 meters from the boat near the fish factory. Then one atlantic grey seal was seen in the water. Near the end of the survey three bottlenose dolphins, two adults and one juvenile, were observed foraging.

1.5hr survey; Start time 15:27
Weather conditions; sea state 3-4; visibility 1-10km, occasionally >10km, light-moderate swell
Three bottlenose dolphins

Three adult bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging, feeding and leaping near the fish factory. Two gannets were also sighted close by.