04/08/12: Bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise and atlantic grey seals

 

2hr survey; Start time 10:05

Weather conditions; sea state 1-3; visibility 1-10km, light swell

Seventeen bottlenose dolphins and six grey seals.

 

Four bottlenose dolphins including a calf seen foraging in the harbour, four bottlenose dolphins seen by the fish factory foraging and leaping along with a mother and calf and an atlantic grey seal. A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were seen at Trwyn crou along with five atlantic grey seals in the water. On the return leg three dolphins were seen leaping and tail slapping near the fish factory and finally two more dolphins were seen foraging in the bay area.

2hr survey; Start time 12:06

Weather conditions; sea state 1; visibility 1-10km, light - medium swell

Nine bottlenose dolphins and four grey seals.

 

Five bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the fish factory and three female atlantic grey seals and one bottlenose dolphin foraging at Trwyn Crou. One atlantic grey seal was seen at Cymn Tydu and three bottlenose dolphins foraging off target rock.

2hr survey; Start time 14:14

Weather conditions; sea state 1-3; visibility >10km, medium swell

Four bottlenose dolphins and one Harbour Porpoise.

 

One bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling North East at the fish factory. Three bottlenose dolphins were foraging at Ynys Lochtyn accompanied by five gannets. One Harbour Porpoise was seen between Trwyn Crou and Cymn Tydu foraging.