09/08/11: 3 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Atlantic Grey Seals and 1 Harbour Porpoise

2hr survey, Start time: 9:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/rain, sea state 4, wind NW

No sightings

2hr survey, Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/dull/sunny, sea state 3/4, wind N
One bottlenose dolphin and one Atlantic grey seal.

The bottlenose dolphin was spotted in the first 15 minute interval offshore from the harbour wall, leaping eastwards. The Atlantic grey seal was located close to the harbour wall between 11:15 and 11:30 travelling offshore.

2hr survey, Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/ overcast/dull, sea state 3, wind NNW
One bottlenose dolphin

The bottlenose dolphin was spotted in the last half hour of the survey foraging near New Quay head.

2hr survey, Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind NNW
One bottlenose dolphin, one harbour porpoise and one Atlantic grey seal

The same bottlenose dolphin from the 13:00 hour survey was still spotted by New Quay head foraging and travelling northwards. In the last 15 minutes of the survey one harbour porpoise was located foraging offshore between the cardinal buoy and New Quay head; and one Atlantic grey seal was found near the harbour wall swimming.