16/08/12: 22 bottlenose dolphins and six Atlantic grey seals

1.5hr survey. Start time 10:00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light-moderate swell
Four bottlenose dolphin and two Atlantic grey seals

At the beginning of the survey three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging in front of the harbour wall. One lone bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the fish factory. Shortly after, one male Atlantic grey seal was seen travelling west close to the first bird colony. Towards the end of the survey one female Atlantic  grey seal was seen travelling west between New Quay headland and Cwm Tydu.

1.5hr survey. Start time 11:38
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light-moderate swell
Two bottlenose dolphin and one Atlantic grey seal

One bottlenose dolphin was sighted at the beginning of the survey just off New Quay harbour wall around 20 meters from the boat. The dolphin was seen to be displaying behavioural patterns of foraging. Later in the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen to be foraging in the area between the fish factory and the cardinal buoy around fifty meters from the boat.  Towards the end of the survey one Atlantic grey seal was observed at around fifty meters from the boat in the area of Bird’s Rock.

1.5hr survey. Start time 13:02
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, moderate swell
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and travelling east near Target Rock, they were accompanied by two gannets that were feeding in the area.

1.5hr survey. Start time 14:35
Weather conditions: sea state 3, visibility >10km, moderate swell
Four bottlenose dolphins and three Atlantic grey seals

At the beginning of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near Target Rrock. Two Atlantic grey seals, one male and the other unknown, were seen around 50 metres from the boat, and one female grey seal was seen around 70 metres from the boat. Towards the end of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen 50 metres from the boat.

1.5hr survey. Start time 16:09
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility 1-10km, light-moderate swell
Ten bottlenose dolphins

Near the beginning of the survey, five bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging near Target Rock. Two bottlenose dolphins were then seen foraging and travelling west near the first bird colony. Towards the end of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and foraging near the fish factory.