10/07/13 – 22 bottlenose dolphins, 5 Atlantic grey seals, 1 harbour porpoise

2 hour survey. Start time: 10.00
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2, visibility >10km, light swell.
Nine bottlenose dolphins, one Atlantic grey seal.

In the first 20 minutes of the survey we saw three bottlenose dolphins foraging around the New Quay harbour. Five adult bottlenose dolphins were spotted near Castell Bach travelling and foraging. Approaching Cwm Tydu one Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water. One more foraging bottlenose dolphin was spotted returning into New Quay harbour.

2 hour survey.  Start time:  12.00
Weather conditions:  visibility >10km, sea state calm, light swell
13 bottlenose dolphins, four Atlantic grey seals, one harbour porpoise

In the first ten minutes of the survey four bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging and leaping around the harbour.  One harbour porpoise was spotted off the headland.  One bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging off Ynys Lochtyn and three more were spotted leaping, tail slapping, travelling, displaying close contact. One female Atlantic grey seal in the water and two bottlenose dolphins foraging were spotted in the water south west of Cwm Tydu.  Three grey seals were spotted, hauled out of water (two males, one female).  Three bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging off Target Rock.