18/07/2014: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny./fair. Sea state 2-3. Wind direction S-SE
Four bottlenose dolphins
In the last half an hour of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were sighted foraging near the fish factory. These two dolphins were joined by a mother and calf that were seen surfacing and mingling closer to the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair. Sea state 2-3. Wind direction S-SE
Four bottlenose dolphins

A group of four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in front of the harbour wall. Two of these dolphins left leaving two to forage in the survey area for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair. Sea state 2. Wind direction SE
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were sighted foraging close to the harbour wall. Half way through the survey, the pair were joined by a further six dolphins including three calves. These were seen foraging and mingling in New Quay bay for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair/overcast. Sea state 1-2. Wind direction SE
Six bottlenose dolphins

Six bottlenose dolphins including three calves were sighted foraging and travelling around New Quay bay. While a mother and calf remained close into the harbour, four dolphins moved out to forage by the cardinal buoy. In the second half of the survey, only one mother and calf pair was sighted and these were surfacing and mingling by the cardinal buoy.