03/10/2015: 17 Atlantic grey seals, eight bottlenose dolphins and six harbour porpoises

2hr survey. Start time 10:45.
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2, visibility 1-10km, light-moderate swell
Four Atlantic grey seals, three harbour porpoises and three bottlenose dolphins.

About five minutes into this survey an Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water 100m from the boat and after another five minutes another grey seal was seen in the water 150m from the boat. After half an hour a group of two grey seals were seen consisting of one pregnant female hauled out and a male in the water before it also hauled itself out. Then half an hour later a group of three adult harbour porpoises were seen travelling west 150m from the boat. Then in the last fifteen minutes of the trip a group of three bottlenose dolphins was seen briefly 800m from the boat.

2hr survey. Start time 12:45.
Weather conditions: sea state 0-1, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Eight Atlantic grey seals and three harbour porpoises.

Ten minutes into this survey a group of three Atlantic grey seals were seen 40m from the boat and consisted of a male and a female in the water and a pup hauled out. Then 25 minutes later a group of three harbour porpoises were seen 60m from the boat and this group consisted of 2 adults and a calf. Then ten minutes later an Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water and five minutes after this another grey seal was seen in the water. Half an hour after this sighting the final sighting came and consisted of a group of three grey seals and this was made up of one female and two pups hauled out.
2hr survey. Start time 14:45.
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Five Atlantic grey seals and five bottlenose dolphins.

After 15 minutes a mother and pup Atlantic grey seal were seen with the pup hauled out and the mother in the water. Then 20 minutes later a single female grey seal was seen in the water 150m from the boat. Then ten minutes later a group of four bottlenose dolphins including a juvenile was seen around Ynys Lochtyn foraging and leaping. Then 20 minutes later a single bottlenose dolphin was seen leaping and travelling east 100m from the boat. The final sighting of this survey came half an hour before the end of the trip when two young seals were seen hauled out with one of them being a new born.