22/07/12: 16 bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey; Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3; visibility >10km; light-medium swell
Five bottlenose dolphins

There were sightings of five bottlenose dolphins foraging in front of the harbour wall in New Quay at the start of the survey.

2hr survey; Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: sea state 3-4; visibility >10km; light swell
Eight bottlenose dolphins

The first sighting of the trip was of one bottlenose dolphin foraging by the harbour wall. The next sighting was another one bottlenose dolphin foraging near the fish factory and also one foraging near target rock. On the way back two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling North West off shore of New Quay headland. Two more bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging between the fish factory and the harbour wall, with another one dolphin being sighted right at the end of the survey near the harbour wall.

2hr survey; Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-5; visibility >10km; light-medium swell
Three bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging near the fish factory as the boat left the harbour area. On the way back into the harbour at the end of the trip two more bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and leaping near the fish factory.