17/07/2014: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 1. Wind direction SW
Three bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey, a group of three bottlenose dolphins were seen surfacing and mingling around the harbour wall. The group of dolphins then moved out further into the survey area and displayed both foraging and leaping behaviours for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny; sea state 1; wind direction variable

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 1-2. Wind direction NW
One bottlenose dolphins

A single bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging off New Quay Harbour Wall. Another dolphin entered the survey area and travelled North West towards the fish factory. No dolphins were sighted in the second half of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 2. Wind direction NE
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen around New Quay headland foraging and leaping in the first half of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 2-3. Wind direction NE-NW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Half an hour into the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging close to the cardinal buoy. Shortly after, one of the dolphins came in close to the harbour wall to forage.