02/08/2013 – 11 Bottlenose dolphins and 11 Atlantic grey seals

2 hour survey, start time: 10.00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 2-4, light swell
2 bottlenose dolphins, three Atlantic grey seals

The first sighting was at the beginning of the survey, with a bottlenose dolphin seen foraging northeast of the harbour wall. The next sighting followed quickly after, with one bottlenose dolphin foraging and travelling west, just off the fish factory. After travelling half an hour, three Atlantic grey seal was sighted in the water, all just down the coast from the fish factory.

2 hour survey, start time: 12.00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 1-4, light-medium swell
2 bottlenose dolphins, one Atlantic grey seal

The first sighting was an hour into the survey, with a female Atlantic grey seal seen in the water between Ynys Lochtyn and Cwm Tydu. The final sighting was just off the fish factory, with two bottlenose dolphins seen travelling west and leaping.

1 hour survey, start time:  13:45
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 3-5
2 bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was spotted travelling SE between the harbour wall and the fish factory.  Another bottlenose dolphin was spotted NW of the fish factory.

2 hour survey, start time: 16:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 3-5, medium swell
5 bottlenose dolphins and 7 Atlantic grey seals

Three foraging bottlenose dolphins were spotted near target rock.  One female grey seal was spotted in the water, west of target rock.  Another grey seal was spotted in the water half way between target rock and Cwm Tydu.  Three female and two male grey seals were spotted in the water near Ynys Lochtyn.  Two bottlenose dolphins (a mother and calf) were spotted foraging between the fish factory and the harbour wall.