09/09/11: 30 Bottlenose dolphins and six Atlantic grey seals

1.5hr survey: Start time 10:33
Weather conditions: sea state2-3, visibility >10 Km, light-medium swell
12 bottlenose dolphins including four calves and one Atlantic grey seal

A group of four bottlenose dolphins including two calves were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy. Six bottlenose dolphins including two calves were seen leaping and in close contact just offshore from the headland. One Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water just offshore from Cymtydu. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were bow riding the Sulaire near Bird’s rock.

1.5hr survey: Start time 12:06
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10 Km, light swell
Six bottlenose dolphins including one calf and two Atlantic grey seals including one calf

A mother and calf were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy with another two adults close by. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging offshore from the cardinal buoy. One male adult Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling in the water between Cymtydu and New Quay headland with a pup hauled out in the beach.

1.5 hr survey: Start time 13:45
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10 Km, light-medium swell
Two bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seals including one pup

Two Atlantic grey seals including one pup were seen hauled out between Cymtydu and New Quay headland. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging off the fish factory.

1.5hr survey: Start time 15:13
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10 Km, light-medium swell
Ten bottlenose dolphins including three juveniles and one Atlantic grey seal

A mother and juvenile were seen travelling west by the cardinal buoy. Three bottlenose dolphins including one juvenile were seen travelling west offshore from the cardinal buoy. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were observed travelling west off the fish factory. One adult Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water between Cymtydu and New Quay headland. Three bottlenose dolphins including one juvenile were seen foraging off the fish factory.