03/07/11: 38 bottlenose dolphins and 3 Atlantic grey seals

8hr survey. Start time 08.19
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light-moderate swell

At 8.24 two adult bottlenose dolphins were sighted 200m from the boat foraging in various directions near New Quay headland.
At 8.26 an adult and a calf bottlenose dolphin were sighted feeding with fish visible and bow riding 20m from the boat near Cwmtydu.
At 9.17 one bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging in various directions 110m from the boat near Pen-y-Badell.
At 9.33 four adult bottlenose dolphins were sighted foraging and travelling NE 300m from the boat near Pen-y-Badell.
At 9.46 one Atlantic grey seal was sighted swimming 150m from the boat between Trwyn Crou and Pen-Y-Badell.
At 10.04 four adult bottlenose dolphins and a calf were sighted travelling NE and tail slapping 250m from the boat slightly down the coast from Pen-y-Badell.
At 10.04 two more adult bottlenose dolphins were sighted travelling slowly west 300m from the boat near Pen-y-Badell.
At 10.14 one Atlantic grey seal was seen swimming 60m from the boat near Pen-y-Badell.
At 10.53 one Atlantic grey seal was seen swimming 100m from the boat just offshore from Aberporth Bay.
At 11.00 a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were sighted foraging and leaping in various directions 200m directly in front of the boat, sighted at Pencribach.
At 11.25 seven bottlenose dolphins were sighted bowriding, leaping and travelling slowly. They were also seen to be milling and logging 160m from the boat near the shore in Carreg Wynt, just around the headland on the left of Aberporth Bay.
At 12.20 three adults and one juvenile bottlenose dolphin were sighted foraging in various directions near Foel y Mwnt.
At 13.30 eight adults and one juvenile bottlenose dolphin were sighted leaping and foraging in various directions near Cemaes Head.