07/08/15 One Atlantic Grey Seal and 11 Bottlenose Dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 7:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NE- SE.
One Atlantic Grey Seal and four Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey we saw one Grey Seal bottling just off New Quay harbour, as well as a group of two Bottlenose Dolphins, including a juvenile, near the cardinal buoy, travelling South whilst leaping. They stayed in this area milling at the surface until around 8:30am when they travelled West towards the fish factory. Another group of Dolphins appeared at 7:45am, offshore, and stayed for 30 minutes, milling at the surface.

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NE- N.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey we saw one Bottlenose Dolphin travelling East from this fish factory, whilst foraging. This was joined 15 minutes later by a mother and juvenile, this grouped stayed in the area for 45 minutes. These dolphins were seen to be leaping and diving. In the last 15 minutes of the survey a single dolphin was seen near the fish factory foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction N.
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

Dolphins first appeared 1 hour and 15 minutes into this survey when a group of four dolphins including a juvenile appeared near the fish factory foraging. They stayed for 30 minutes before leaving.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction N.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction N.
One Bottlenose dolphin

A single bottlenose dolphin was seen offshore travelling towards the fish factory during the last 15 minutes of this survey.