24/07/11: Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey, Start time 09.00
Weather Conditions: Overcast/Dull; Sea state 1-2, wind direction N.

No sightings.

2hr survey, Start time 11.00
Weather Conditions; Overcast/Dull; Sea state 2, wind direction N.

No sightings were recorded for the first hour of the survey then six bottlenose dolphins were recorded travelling west, offshore from the fish factory. They left the survey area after 15 minutes.

2hr survey, Start time 13.00
Weather Conditions; Overcast/Dull; Sea state 2-1, wind direction N to NNW.

Four bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging and travelling with irregular dives, possibly searching for food, offshore from the fish factory. They remained in the area for 30 minutes and then travelled in a westerly direction out of the survey area.

2hr survey, Start time 15.00
Weather Conditions: Fair/sunny; Sea state 2, wind direction NW.

One bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging just off the Harbour Wall, after 30 minutes it moved out of the survey, travelling in a westerly direction past the Fish Factory. Within the last 5 minutes of the survey five bottlenose dolphins moved into the area and were seen happily foraging approx. 300 metres from New Quay Harbour Wall.