19/08/12: 26 bottlenose dolphins, one harbour porpoise, six Atlantic grey seals and eight sunfish

2hr survey. Start time 10:00
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2, visibility 0->10km, light swell
Nine bottlenose dolphins, three Atlantic grey seals, one sunfish

At the beginning of the survey, four bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen foraging near the harbour wall. One Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water near Target Rock. Later four adult bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling NE near the bird colony. They were joined by one adult bottlenose dolphin travelling SW and one Atlantic grey seal. Another seal was spotted in the water close to Trywn Crou. One sunfish was seen five meters from the boat.

2hr survey. Start time 12:00
Weather conditions: sea state 0-1, visibility >10km, Light swell
Five bottlenose dolphins, one harbour porpoise, one Atlantic grey seal, two sunfish

At the beginning of the survey, one sunfish was seen one metre from the boat. One Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water close to Cwm Tydu. A harbour porpoise was seen near Ynys Lochtyn as well as another sunfish and one bottlenose dolphin that was thought to be foraging. Four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging at depth near New Quay harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 14:00
Weather conditions: sea state 0-1, visibility >10km,light swell
Five bottlenose dolphins, three sunfish

Two bottlenose dolphins - a mother and a calf - were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy. One sunfish was seen near the fish factory. Two bottlenose dolphins were observed foraging near Ynys Lochtyn.  Later another bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling east near Ynys Lochtyn. At the end of the survey, two sunfish were seen near the headland and near the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 16:00
Weather conditions: sea state 0-1, visibility >10km, light swell
Seven bottlenose dolphins, two Atlantic grey seals, two sunfish

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy. One sunfish was seen close to Cwm Tydu. Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near Ynys Lochtyn. Later two Atlantic grey seals were spotted in this area as well. One bottlenose dolphin was observed foraging at depth, the animal approached the boat. Towards the end of the survey, a sunfish was seen near Cwm Tydu.