12/09/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
September 12, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
1

Survey Observations

Weather Conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 2, Visibility >10 km, Wind force 2, Light swell

There were several sightings of bottlenose dolphins within New Quay Bay and off Target Rock during the early part of our boat survey aboard the Anna Lloyd. Five separate groups were observed totalling 11 animals including 4 calves. There were also sightings of five Atlantic grey seals including a pup on the beach near Bird Rock with a male nearby in the water. The survey ended as it had begun with seeing a dolphin just off the harbour wall in New Quay.