24/07/14: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and Harbour Porpoise.

8hr survey. Start time: 9:40
Weather conditions: Sea State 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Forty one Bottlenose Dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal.

The Atlantic grey seal was spotted near the beginning of the survey around Castell Bach in the water. Three bottlenose dolphins including a juvenile were then spotted foraging around five hundred meters from the boat not far from Ynys Lochtyn. Shortly after a total of eight bottlenose dolphins were then sighted showing a range of behaviours from leaping and socialising with one another close to Ynys Lochtyn. Two bottlenose dolphins were then spotted foraging near Llangrannog. Then seven bottlenose dolphins were seen showing a range of different behaviours around Penbryn beach and roughly two hundred meters away from the boat. A huge total of thirteen dolphins were then sighted also showing a range of behaviours form tail slaps to breaching through the water about three hundred meters from the boat offshore from Tresinwen. The next sighting five bottlenose dolphins were seen also showing a range of behaviours like the other pods seen near Gwbert. The last sightings of three dolphins were seen foraging quite far away from the boat near Cardigan Island.

2hr survey. Start time: 10:00
Weather conditions: Sea State 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins, two Atlantic grey seal and one Harbour porpoise.

The first sighting was spotted thirty minutes into the survey were a sighting of a Harbour porpoise was spotted near Castell Bach which was showing the behaviour of foraging. The second sighting was two Bottlenose dolphins foraging near Ynys Lochtyn, which were 10 meters away from the boat, another dolphin was then spotted near this location also foraging. Two Atlantic grey seals were then spotted in the water and hauled out on a rock near Cym Tydu beach.

2hr survey. Start time: 14:00
Weather conditions: Sea State 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphin and one Atlantic grey seals

At the start of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling North east near Ynys Lochtyn. Shortly after two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling North just past Ynys Lochtyn. Later on a female Atlantic grey seal was seen near Birds Rock in the water.