23/06/12: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey: 07:00
Weather conditions; fair / overcast / dull; Sea state: 3-4: Wind direction: S/W/SW
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

Five Bottlenose Dolphins were sighted at the start of the survey moving towards the headland.

2hr survey: 09:00
Weather conditions: fair / sunny; Sea state: 3: Wind direction: SW
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

Two Bottlenose Dolphins travelled from the headland to the harbour wall. Three Bottlenose Dolphins moving independently were sighted later in the survey moving around New Quay Bay.

2hr survey: 11:00
Weather conditions; fair / sunny / overcast / dull; Sea state: 2: Wind direction: SW
Six Bottlenose Dolphins

Four Bottlenose Dolphins were sighted moving between the cardinal buoy and harbour wall. These four were later joined by another two Bottlenose Dolphins in the final half hour of the survey.

2hr survey: 13:00
Weather conditions; fair / overcast / dull; Sea state: 2: Wind direction: SW/WSW
Six Bottlenose Dolphins

Six Bottlenose Dolphins throughout the survey moved between the cardinal buoy harbour wall and headland.

2hr survey: 15:00
Weather conditions; overcast / dull; Sea state: 2: Wind direction: S/SW
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

Two groups of Bottlenose Dolphins, a two from the cardinal buoy and a three from the headland converged halfway between these two points then separated again either moving over the horizon or back towards the headland and cardinal buoy.