23/05/14: Bottlenose Dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Rain, wind N, sea state 5

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, wind N veering NE/E, sea state 3-4
Two Bottlenose Dolphins, One Atlantic grey seal

Two Bottlenose dolphins were seen close to New Quay harbour wall at the start of the survey moving North-west towards the fish factory. An Atlantic grey seal was also seen in the water near the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast and Rain, wind NNE, sea state 3 ending on 4
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

A total of Five Bottlenose dolphins, including two calves, were seen throughout the survey. Initially one Bottlenose dolphin was seen 600m North of New Quay harbour wall foraging before being joined soon after by a mother and calf. Midway through the survey a second mother and calf pairing had joined the group where they remained for around an hour before the group split, one mother and calf moved off East and the other West.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast and Rain, wind N sea state 5
One Bottlenose Dolphin

One Bottlenose Dolphin was seen at the start of the survey near the fish factory travelling west.