11/07/13 – 9 Grey Seals and 14 Bottlenose Dolphins

4 hour survey.  Start time:  11.00
Weather conditions:  visibility: 1-10km, sea state: wavelets, light swell

In the first 5 minutes of the survey three Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted travelling, foraging and leaping NW of the fish factory.  One more young adult Bottlenose Dolphin was spotted alone offshore from Aberporth.  Two groups of Bottlenose Dolphins totalling seven individuals were spotted travelling and tail slapping NW of Aberporth.  Finally five grey seals were spotted with four being hauled out and one in the water, heading towards Bird’s Rock.

2 hour survey.  Start time:  14.00
Weather conditions:  visibility >10km, sea state calm, light swell

After an hour four female Grey Seals were sighted, with one hauled out and three in the water, heading towards Bird’s Rock.  Three Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted foraging west of the fish factory.