10/08/2015: 11 bottlenose dolphins, 1 Atlantic grey seal.

10/08/2015: 13 bottlenose dolphins, 1 Atlantic grey seal.

2hr survey. Start time 07:00.
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, wind direction S, sea state 1.
Three bottlenose dolphins.

A bottlenose dolphin was seen close to the cardinal marker, taking long dives, right at the beginning of the survey period. Shortly after, a further two bottlenose dolphins were seen in front of the harbour wall, milling about at the surface for the first hour and moving into the harbour before disappearing.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00.
Weather conditions: Sunny/overcast, wind direction S/SW, sea state 1.
One Atlantic grey seal.

A male Atlantic grey seal was seen briefly in the water in front of the harbour wall about an hour into the survey period.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00.
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair/overcast, wind direction W/SW, sea state 2.
Five bottlenose dolphins.

About an hour into the survey period five bottlenose dolphins, including a juvenile and a new born, were seen travelling past the harbour wall. They were later seen milling around at the surface with some splashy behaviour nearer the cardinal marker.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00.
Weather conditions: Fair, wind direction SW, sea state 3.
Four bottlenose dolphins.

Four bottlenose dolphins, including a calf, were seen milling about at the surface far out at the beginning of the survey period; possibly the same bottlenose dolphins as the previous survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00.
Weather conditions: Sunny, wind direction W/SW, sea state 2-3.
Three bottlenose dolphins.

Half way through the survey period, a bottlenose dolphin was briefly sighted near the cardinal marker, taking long dives. Another two bottlenose dolphins (identified as Jacky and her juvenile calf, regularly seen in New Quay harbour) were seen shortly afterwards, taking long dives at the tip of the harbour wall. Jacky and her calf stayed until the end of the survey period.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00.
Weather conditions: Sunny, wind direction W/SW, sea state 3.
Two bottlenose dolphins.

The same two dolphins as the previous survey, Jacky and her calf, were seen throughout the survey period taking long dives.