03/10/2014- bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind SW
One Atlantic grey seal

At the start of the survey an Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water close to the swimming area in New Quay bay.

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1-2, wind E/SE/S

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 1-2, wind S-SE
Five bottlenose dolphins

15 minutes into the survey a mother and calf were seen near the pier, and another was spotted traveling east through the survey in the Harbour. These three dolphins joined into a group and travelled west through the harbour towards the pier and eventually travelled north out of the survey area. At the same time two more bottlenose dolphins appeared in the harbour and travelled west towards the fish factory before disappearing around the headland.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind S-SSW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 3, wind S

No sightings