22/04/14: 12 Bottlenose Dolphins, 73 Atlantic Grey Seals

22/04/14: 12 Bottlenose Dolphins, 73 Atlantic Grey Seals

2hr survey. Start time 10:45
Weather conditions: sea state 3, visibility >10km, light swell
11 bottlenose dolphins and 2 Atlantic Grey Seals

The first sighting of five bottlenose dolphins was just round the headland passed the fish factory, these dolphins were foraging including some short dives and leaps out of the water. The second and third groups of dolphins (both groups of three) were quite close together and little further round the headland, these animals were also foraging. There appeared to be at least one juvenile with all three groups. On the way back in to New Quay towards the end of the boat survey, two Atlantic Grey Seals were seen in the water they appeared to be a male and a female.