07/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins, an Atlantic Grey Seal, a Harbour Porpoise and a Sunfish

2hr survey. Start time: 10:45
Weather Conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10, light swell
Five Bottlenose Dolphins and one Atlantic Grey Seal

Towards the start of the survey an Atlantic Grey Seal was seen in the water near Birds Rock. Later on two Bottlenose Dolphins (one adult and one juvenile) were seen leaping and foraging around Ynys Lochtyn. Another three Bottlenose Dolphins were then seen foraging and travelling west by the fish factory.

4hr survey. Start time: 14:00
Weather Conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10, light swell
Three Bottlenose Dolphins, one Sunfish and one Harbour Porpoise

A sunfish was seen five miles off the coast of New Quay an hour into the survey. Later on three bottlenose dolphins were seen two miles off the coast of Cwmtydu, and a Harbour Porpoise was also seen in the same area.