02/09/12 Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 12:11
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3; visibility >10km, light/moderate swell
Seven bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seals

Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging about 500 metres from the boat just off of the fish factory. One Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out on the rocks by the first bird colony. Three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging by Ynys Lochtyn and one Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling in the water about 20 metres from the boat. Towards the end of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near Cym Tydu.

2hr survey. Start time 16.23
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2; visibility >10km, light swell
Seven bottlenose dolphins and three Atlantic grey seals

A mother and pup Atlantic grey seal were seen at Bird’s Rock. An Atlantic grey seal pup was also sighted at Twyn Crou.  A foraging bottlenose dolphin was spotted near Ynys Lochtyn. Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and tail slapping near Bird’s Rock. Three bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen foraging near the fish factory and another bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging around the Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 14.19
Weather conditions: sea state 2/3; visibility >10km, light/moderate swell
Two bottlenose dolphins and four Atlantic grey seals

Two Atlantic grey seals were seen at Bird’s rock; a pup was hauled out and an adult female was seen in the water. A male Atlantic grey seal was spotted past Target rock, in the water. Two bottlenose dolphins, including a calf, were seen foraging at Ynys Lochtyn. An Atlantic grey seal pup was sighted on a beach near Ynys Lochtyn.