07/06/12: 18 Bottlenose Dolphins, Seven Atlantic Grey Seals

2hr survey; Start time: 10.00

Weather Conditions: Sea State: Variable 0-3; Visibility >10km; light swell

18 Bottlenose Dolphins, Seven Atlantic Grey Seals

 

Five Bottlenose Dolphins, we consisting of three adults and two juveniles were sighted, displaying foraging behaviour, off the coast west of New Quay. Seven female Atlantic Grey Seals were sighted separately in the water along the coast between Cwm Tydu and Iyns Lochtyn. A further two adult Bottlenose Dolphin and one calf were sighted foraging just off the coast west of Cwm Tydu. Two groups of adult Bottlenose Dolphin were sighted off Iyns Lochtyn, one group of three was foraging and leaping whilst the other group of four was travelling South. Towards the end of the trip three more Bottlenose Dolphins were seen separately near New Quay headland-one was foraging whilst a juvenile was seen travelling SW.