07/08/2013: 21 bottlenose dolphins, 10 Atlantic grey seals

2 hour survey, start time: 10:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 1, light swell
4 bottlenose dolphins, 4 Atlantic grey seals

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling and foraging between the harbour wall and the fish factory at the beginning of the survey. Four Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water and hauled out between Truyen Cuoi and Cwm Tydu. Towards the end of the survey a further two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near Cwm Tydu.

2 hour survey, start time: 12:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 0-2, light swell
8 bottlenose dolphins, 3 Atlantic grey seals

One bottlenose dolphin was seen leaping and foraging near the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey. Between Llangrannog and Cwm Tydu, six bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging along with three Atlantic grey seals. One final bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the bird colonies towards the end of the survey.

4 hour survey, start time 14:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 1-3, light swell
9 bottlenose dolphins, 3 Atlantic grey seals

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling and foraging between the harbour wall and the fish factory at the beginning of the survey and one female Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water near the bird colonies. Near Cwm Tydu, two adult bottlenose dolphins and one calf were seen foraging and tail-slapping and one female Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water. A bottlenose dolphin mother and calf were seen foraging and leaping off Ynys Lochtyn. At the end of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the fish factory and one Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water in the New Quay harbour.