14/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Overcast-fair. Sea state 3. Wind W.
Two Bottlenose Dolphins

Half an hour into the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.  This dolphin was seen for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/rain. Sea state 4-5. Wind NW.
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

A single bottlenose dolphin was sighted near the cardinal buoy. Half way through the survey a further four bottlenose dolphins including calf joined the single dolphin and began leaping and foraging around New Quay harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/fair/rain. Sea state 2- 3. Wind NW.
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey two bottlenose dolphins including a calf was seen foraging in New Quay harbour. A further three adult dolphins joined the group and was sighted and foraging and leaping near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny. Sea state 3. Wind NW.
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen milling at the surface close to the cardinal buoy. A further two adult dolphins and a calf were later seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny. Sea state 4. Wind NW.
One Bottlenose Dolphins

Half way through the survey, a lone bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging close the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny. Sea state 4. Wind N/NW.
Two Atlantic grey seals

Throughout the survey, two Atlantic grey seals were seen briefly in the water of the fish factory.