07/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 10:06
Weather conditions: Sea state 2, visibility >10km, light – Moderate swell
Six Bottlenose dolphins, two Atlantic grey seals

An adult Atlantic grey seal was seen near Bird’s rock in the water. Five adult bottlenose dolphins were then seen foraging near Ynys Lochtyn. On the return journey from Ynys Lochtyn an adult Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water. One bottlenose dolphin was seen in New Quay harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 12:15
Weather conditions: sea state 2, visibility >10km, light swell.
Nine Bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging 200m from the boat near Target rock. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were then seen foraging at Ynys Lochtyn. When entering the New Quay bay area three adult bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and leaping.

2hr survey. Start time 14:17
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Four Bottlenose dolphins, one Atlantic grey seal

Three adult bottlenose dolphins with one juvenile were seen foraging and milling 200m from the boat in a loose group at the start of the survey near New Quay bay. One adult Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water near Cwm Tydu.

2hr survey. Start time 16:10
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility >10km, light swell
One Atlantic grey seal, seven bottlenose dolphins

One adult Atlantic grey seal was seen between Cwm Tydu and Ynys Lochtyn in the water. An adult Bottlenose dolphin was then seen at Ynys Lochtyn travelling North. Soon after, a group of Bottlenose dolphins, comprising of four adults, one calf and one neonate were seen travelling WNW.