23/07/2017: 17 bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey, start time 15:15
Weather Conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10, light swell
17 bottlenose dolphins

The first sighting was of a mother and calf foraging in the bay. Less than 10 minutes later a group of five adult dolphins and one calf were also spotted foraging just past New Quay Headland. The boat also encountered a lone bottlenose dolphin before a larger group of 9 dolphins including one calf were observed socialising before briefly approaching the boat to bow ride. Mid way through the survey a group of 4 adult dolphins were seen travelling. The last sighting of the trip was of Snowcap, a regular visitor to New Quay bay.