13/08/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair - Overcast. Sea state 2-5. Wind NW-SW.
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

Half an hour into the survey, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was sighted traveling south near the harbour wall. A further two dolphins joined them foraging in New Quay Harbour for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast. Sea state 5. Wind NW.
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

Dolphins were sighted throughout the survey with a mother and calf and another adult travelling north past the harbour wall. Here they continued to forage and another adult dolphin came and joined them in the last 15 minutes of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast - sunny. Sea state 3-4. Wind W-SW.
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins including a mother and calf were sighted leaping and foraging between New Quay Harbour wall and the cardinal buoy. The mother and calf swam into the harbour briefly before the group moved further out past the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull - Fair. Sea state 3. Wind NW.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

15 minutes into the survey, a male Atlantic grey seal was sighted in the water in front of the Harbour wall. Towards the end of the survey, a single bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast. Sea state 3. Wind WNW.
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was sighted in front of the harbour wall and a further single dolphin was seen foraging close to the cardinal buoy. The group remained around the harbour wall milling and foraging and another adult joined half way through the survey. The group moved out towards the cardinal buoy to forage in the second half of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast - rain. Sea state 2-3. Wind SW-WNW.
Two Bottlenose Dolphins

A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was sighted in the first half of the survey foraging near the cardinal buoy.