24/09/2015: Nine Bottlenose dolphins and five Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 07:00.
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 2-3, wind direction W-SW.

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny/overcast, sea state 2, wind direction SW.
Two Bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

At the start of this survey a mother and calf group were seen foraging near the harbour wall in New Quay and they remained there for half an hour. During this half an hour period a female Atlantic grey seal was also seen near the harbour wall. The mother and calf group then moved to the cardinal buoy and foraged there for 15 minutes before returning to the harbour wall, where they foraged and mingled at the surface for half an hour. They then returned to the cardinal buoy, and then travelled back towards the harbour wall where they mingled at the surface before they travelled North West back across the bay towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 3, wind direction W.
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

The same mother and calf group from the previous survey were seen mingling at the surface before moving offshore and travelling West towards the fish factory before disappearing. Then another mother and calf group were seen shortly afterwards mingling at the surface near the harbour wall and remained doing so for half an hour. During this time an Atlantic grey seal was also briefly seen swimming east offshore. Nothing was then seen in the last hour of this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction W-SW
One Atlantic grey seal

An hour and a half into this survey a female Atlantic grey seal was seen briefly near the harbour wall before disappearing.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction SW
Two Atlantic grey seals

At the start of this survey an Atlantic grey seal was seen travelling North West near the harbour wall. Then after 45 minutes an Atlantic grey seal pup was seen travelling South East near the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 3-2, wind direction SW
Five Bottlenose dolphins

Nothing was seen on this survey until the last 45 minutes when a group of two bottlenose dolphins were spotted near the harbour wall foraging. This group remained for half an hour before leaving the survey area and this group was then joined by a single dolphin which also foraged near the harbour wall. In the last 15 minutes of the survey the same individual was seen still foraging near the harbour wall and was joined by another group of two bottlenose dolphins which travelled North East towards the fish factory.