22/06/2016: Eight bottlenose dolphins and twenty-two Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 10:15
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility 0-10km, light swell
Two bottlenose dolphins and seven Atlantic grey seals

During the course of the first half of the survey, seven Atlantic grey seals, five of them female, were seen in the water off the Ceredigion coastline. One bottlenose dolphin was seen milling and bow-riding the survey boat near Birds Rock. Upon returning to New Quay bay, one bottlenose dolphin was spotted leaping just before the end of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 10:15
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility 1-10km, light swell
One bottlenose dolphin and two Atlantic grey seals

On the way down the coast toward Ynys-Lochtyn, one Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water off the coast of Cymtydu. A further female Atlantic grey seal was seen between Ynys-Lochtyn and Cymtydu in the second half of the survey. Towards the end of the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was seen off Birds Rock travelling towards the survey boat.

2hr survey. Start time 12:15
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility 1->10km, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins and seven Atlantic grey seals

At the beginning of the survey period one bottlenose dolphin was spotted just off New Quay headland, travelling in a south-easterly direction. Shortly afterwards two further bottlenose dolphins, an adult and a juvenile, were seen travelling in an easterly direction. Over the course of the next hour, seven Atlantic grey seal were spotted. Two individual Atlantic grey seals were seen on the way down to Ynys-Lochtyn and another two in the water on the way back along the Ceredigion coastline. A group of three Atlantic grey seals was spotted south of Cymtydu, two of them in the water and one hauled out.

2hr survey. Start time 14:15
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility >10km, light swell
Four bottlenose dolphins and six Atlantic grey seals

Shortly before arriving at Ynys-Lochtyn, two individual Atlantic grey seals were spotted in the water. On the way back towards New Quay, two Atlantic grey seals, one hauled out and one in the water, were seen south of Cymtydu. A further two Atlantic grey seals, again one hauled out and one in the water, were seen just off Birds Rock. Shortly before the end of the survey, four bottlenose dolphins, among them a juvenile, were spotted between New Quay headland and harbour.