24/07/2013: 23 bottlenose dolphins, 26 Atlantic grey seals

1hr survey, start time 10:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 1-4, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins, one Atlantic grey seal

One adult and one juvenile bottlenose dolphin were spotted foraging near the harbour wall at the very start of the survey about 10 metres from the boat with one more adult being spotted milling near the fish factory 5 minutes later. The final sighting of the survey was a single adult Atlantic grey seal just off the coast from Cwm Tydu.

1hr survey, start time 12:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 1-3, light swell
One bottlenose dolphin

One adult bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging near the fish factory towards the end of the survey.

2hr survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 2-4, light swell
Ten bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

One adult bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging near the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey with another group of five dolphins seen milling and foraging around the fish factory shortly afterwards. One female grey seal was then seen in the water off the coast from Cym Tydu half way through the survey. On returning to the harbour, four dolphins were seen logging near the fish factory.

2hr survey, start time 14:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 1-3, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins, eight Atlantic grey seals

At the beginning of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were observed travelling West away from the fish factory and another single dolphin was also seen foraging in that area. Two female Atlantic grey seals were spotted swimming just West of Cym Tydu and then another group of six female seals were seen bottling just before Ynys Lochtyn.

2hr survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 2-4, light swell
Two bottlenose dolphins, nine Atlantic grey seals

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the fish factory at the start of the survey with a single female grey seal seen in the water between Cym Tydu and Ynys Lochtyn. Closer to Ynys Lochtyn a further group of seven seals were also spotted in the water with three females and one male confirmed. At the end of the survey, one male grey seal was seen in the water just off New Quay headland.

2hr survey, start time 16:00
Weather conditions: visibility >10km, sea state 1-3, light swell
Four bottlenose dolphins, seven Atlantic grey seals

The survey began with a sighting of an Atlantic grey seal in the water near the fish factory. After travelling further down the coast, the survey spotted five more Atlantic grey seals in the water, south of Cwm Tydu. On the return leg of the journey, four bottlenose dolphins were sighted near the fish factory, foraging and travelling.