25/06/2012: 11 bottlenose dolphins, two harbour porpoise and two Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey: Start time 10:32
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Ten bottlenose dolphins, Three Atlantic grey seals.

At the caves just prior to Ynys Lochtyn a female grey seal was spotted in the water just 30 meters from the boat. Another seal was sighted just a little way further up the coast just before the first dolphin was sighted foraging. When slowed down to observe the dolphin another female seal came close to the boat. At Ynys Lochtyn one bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging near the waterfall and then whilst scanning the area at Ynys Lochtyn eight bottlenose dolphins were sighted, two mother and calf pairings closer to the boat and further out a group of four, possibly more adults were seen. 

2hr survey: Start time 12:41
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Two Harbour Porpoise, One Atlantic grey seals.

One adult female Atlantic Grey seal was seen swimming in the water at Cwmtydu and a group of two Harbour Porpoise were seen foraging accompanied by eight Kittiwakes at Ynys Lochtyn.

 2hr survey: Start time 14:39
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Nine bottlenose dolphins, One Atlantic grey seal.

During the turn around at Ynys Lochtyn one Bottlenose dolphin was travelling east, three, including one calf were foraging as one group, one was foraging solo, a pair were foraging together and another lone dolphin was foraging, these separate groups were spread out in the area. Just prior to the second bird colonies on the return leg of the journey another bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling south west and at the fish factory a male Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water.

2hr survey: Start time 16:41
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Twelve bottlenose dolphins.

At Llangrannog one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging. At Ynys Lochtyn eight dolphins were seen, including one calf tail slapping and leaping and another adult was seen later at Ynys Lochtyn foraging. On return to New Quay, a dolphin was seen foraging and leaping at the fish factory and as the boat pulled in to harbour one last dolphin was sighted foraging just in front of the harbour wall.