14/07/13: 18 bottlenose dolphins, 7 Atlantic grey seal

4 hour survey, start time: 10.00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 0-2, light swell
9 bottlenose dolphins, 3 Atlantic grey seals

Two dolphins were spotted travelling and foraging at the beginning of the survey just off the fish factory. After twenty minutes one female Atlantic grey seal was sighted offshore, north of the fish factory. Two hours later another female Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water, further down the coast just north of Aberporth. Five bottlenose dolphins were also seen here travelling, two of them being calf’s. On heading back to New Quay, one female Atlantic grey seal was sighted north west of Llangrannog in the water. Finally two bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging just west of the fish factory.

1.5 hour survey, start time: 12.00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 0-1, light-medium swell
0 sightings

1 hour survey, start time: 13.30
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 1, light swell
1 bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was spotted at the start of the survey near the harbour wall, milling about.

2 hour survey, start time: 14.00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 0, light swell
2 bottlenose dolphins, 4 Atlantic grey seals

One hour into the survey three female Atlantic grey seals were spotted in the water, just north of Ynys Lochtyn. Just after, another Atlantic grey seal was seen out of the water at Cwm Tydu. At the end of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and feeding on fish just north of the fish factory.

1 hour survey, start time: 16.00
Weather conditions: visibility 1-10km, sea state 1, light swell
6 bottlenose dolphins

Immediately into the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was seen in the New Quay harbour foraging. Two bottlenose dolphins were then seen a few minutes later foraging north of the harbour wall, east of the fish factory. Two bottlenose dolphins were then seen half an hour later travelling north east, north of Cwm Tydu. At the end of the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and travelling west, just off the fish factory.