4hr survey. Start time 10:00
Weather conditions; sea state 0-3, visibility >10km, light swell
14 bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seals
Four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the bird colonies at the start of the survey. Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging offshore near Cwm Tydu. Then eight bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near Aberporth. On the way back, two Atlantic grey seals were seen, one female and one male, near Trwyn Crou.
4hr survey. Start time 13:58
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Ten bottlenose dolphins, five harbour porpoise, two Atlantic grey seals
One Atlantic grey seal was seen travelling west at the start of the survey. Three harbour porpoise were seen foraging and leaping and two harbour porpoise were seen travelling north east. Five bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging, as well as one bottlenose dolphin foraging alone. Later on, one Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water and two bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and feeding by the fish factory. Another two bottlenose dolphins we seen foraging by the cardinal buoy.