03/04/14: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals

2hr Survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, sea state 1, wind SSE
One Atlantic Grey Seal

A single Atlantic grey seal was seen around 300m north of the harbour wall travelling west 30 minutes into the survey.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ dull, sea state 1, wind SE/SSE
One Atlantic Grey Seal

A single Atlantic grey seal was seen staying 200m to the west of the cardinal buoy.

2hr Survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 1/2, wind S/SE
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

Three Bottlenose Dolphins appeared from behind New Quay headland late in the survey. These dolphins were joined by two more including a mother and calf, totalling five dolphins, before the group travelled west.

2hr Survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 1, wind SW
Seven Bottlenose Dolphins

A total of seven dolphins were seen throughout the survey, staying in the area between the fish factory and the harbour wall. Foraging behaviours were observed along with fast mingling, tail slaps and leaping.