03/04/11: 27 Bottlenose dolphins, 1 harbour porpoise and 3 Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 10:04

Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10 km, light swell

7 Bottlenose dolphins seen during this survey.

5 Adults and 2 claves were seen foraging in varied directions north west of bird rock. Photo ID was taken.

2hr survey. Start time 12:11

Weather conditions: sea state 0 – 2, visibility >10 km, light swell

9 Bottlenose dolphins were seen, of these 8 adults and 1 calf. The first sighting was foraging and leaping the second was in tail slapping, head slapping and foraging. On both occasions the dolphins were travelling in varied directions, north east of Ynys Lochtyn.

1 Atlantic female grey seal was seen in the water north east of Ynys-Lochtyn.

2hr survey. Start time 14:00

Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility 1 - >10 km, light swell

2 Atlantic female grey seals were seen in the water. The first was seen bottling followed by travelling east from bird rock.  The second sighting was seen in the water north of Ynys – Lochtyn.

2 adult female bottlenose dolphins and 1 calf were seen foraging north of Ynys-Lochtyn. 3 adult bottlenose dolphins and 1 juvenile were seen travelling west from Ynys-Lochtyn.

1 harbour porpoise was seen travelling north of the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 16:22

Weather conditions; sea state 2-3, visibility >10 km, light swell

Three adult bottlenose dolphins and one calf were seen head slapping and slow swimming north of Ynys-Lochtyn. This sighting was followed by two adults and new born seen travelling west from Ynys-Lochtyn.