25/08/16: 18 Bottlenose dolphins

2 hour survey. Start time 10:20
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility >10km, light swell
No sightings.

2 hour survey. Start time 12:25
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility 1-10km, light swell
9 Bottlenose dolphins

3 Dolphins were seen at the start of the survey in New Quay harbour, they were seen foraging and leaping. Dolphins were also seen foraging and Leaping near birds rock, two adults were sighted. A red kite was also sighted on the top of the cliffs as the boat headed along its course towards Ynys Lochtyn. At Ynys Lochtyn, 4 bottlenose dolphins were seen including one calf. They were seen tail slapping, foraging and socialising together.

2 hour survey. Start time 14:25
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
4 Bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were sighted in front of the boat travelling north easterly. There were 3 adults and one juvenile. They were seen near the start of the survey nearing 3 o’clock. They were sighted off the coast of Cymtydu.

2 hour survey. Start time 16:24
Weather conditions: sea state 0-1, visibility >10km, light swell
5 Bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were sighted at around 17:15, they were seen foraging and tail slapping, there was one adult and one juvenile. They were sighted foraging near Ynys Lochtyn. Another dolphin was also sighted nearby but a different group to the adult and juvenile. Then at around 6 o’clock, 2 more dolphins were seen off the coast of the fish factory, they were seen foraging.