20/06/11: 17 bottlenose dolphins, 3 harbour porpoise and 1 Atlantic grey seal

1.5hr survey. Start time 1035

Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell

At 10.36 one bottlenose dolphin was spotted between New Quay pier and the fish factory. The animal was travelling SSE.

At 10.41 two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling NE, near the fish factory.

At 10.52 one Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water near Bird’s Rock.

At 11.27 two harbour porpoises were spotted off Cwmtydu. They were seen foraging offshore.

At 11.35 one bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling SW offshore by Cwmtydu.

At 11.46 one bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging at Bird’s Rock.

At 11.52 three bottlenose dolphins were seen milling near the fish factory. 

1.5hr: Start 12:36

Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2, visibility>10km, swell: light

At 12.43 one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging SE of the fish factory.

At 12:44 two bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging close to the fish factory.

At 13.28 one harbour porpoise was seen travelling east off Cwmtydu.

1.5hr: Start 14:09

Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2, visibility>10km, swell light

At 15:17 three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near Bird’s Rock.

At 15:24 three bottlenose dolphins were foraging and bow riding at New Quay headland.