04/10/12: Bottlenose dolphins

1hr 30 min survey; start time 11.45
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light – medium swell
Five bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging North of Llanina Point. One bottlenose dolphin adult was later seen foraging also North of Llanina Point. Shortly after two bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen foraging North east of the New Quay harbour wall.

1hr 30 min survey; start time 13.21
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light - medium swell
15 bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen foraging and feeding east of New Quay harbour wall. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were then seen wake riding north east of the New Quay harbour wall. Three bottlenose dolphins including a calf were spotted foraging north of the New Quay harbour wall, north east of the fish factory. Shortly after this sighting, two adult bottlenose dolphins were also seen foraging in this area as well. Three bottlenose dolphins, including a juvenile were then seen foraging north east of the fish factory. Towards the end of the survey there was one adult bottlenose dolphin seen foraging north of New Quay beach.