1.5hr survey. Start time 11:23
Weather conditions: sea state 1 increasing to 4, visibility >10km, light-moderate swell
Eight bottlenose dolphins
A mother and a juvenile were spotted leaping and foraging in the New Quay bay at the start of the boat survey. Soon after, another group of three bottlenose dolphins was seen foraging, tail slapping and leaping about 200 metres from the boat. There were no sightings until the boat returned to the harbour about an hour later. There were two groups of two and an individual dolphin seen foraging 100-200 metres from the boat, while a group of two adults and a juvenile was also seen leaping much closer to the boat.