01/09/2017: 17 bottlenose dolphins and 12 Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey, start time 10:14
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility >10, light swell
6 Atlantic grey seals

The first sighting of the trip was of a new born seal pup on the beach by Birds Rock. Soon after this, another young seal was spotted hauled out on the rocks further along the coast. An adult Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling in the water just after this, then another adult was spotted bottling in the water and another new born pup was seen hauled out on the rocks. The final sighting of the trip was further along the coast where a female Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling in the water.

2hr survey, start time 12:25
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10, light swell
3 bottlenose dolphins and 9 Atlantic grey seals

The first sighting of the trip was of a seal pup on the beach by Birds Rock. Further along the coastline a bull Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water. Just after this, five Atlantic grey seals were spotted with one new born seal pup hauled out on the beach and three female and one male seal in the water close by it. On the way back to New Quay, three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging close to Ynys Lochtyn. At the end of the trip by Birds Rock another female Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water, with a seal pup hauled out on the beach close by.