26/04/11 – 16 bottlenose dolphins, 11 Atlantic grey seals and 1 harbour porpoise

2 hr: start 10:03

Weather conditions: sea state 0 – 1, 1 – 10km, light swell

In total ten bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal were spotted in this trip. At 10:44 two dolphins (one adult, one calf) were spotted travelling North from Ynys Lochtyn. At 10:48 two bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the same area. At 10:53 a female Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water near Castell Bach. At 10:55 two bottlenose dolphins (one adult, one juvenile) were spotted foraging near Carreg Draenog. At 11:41 four adult bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging around New Quay Headland. 

2 hr: start 12.01

Weather forecast: sea state 0 – 2, 1 – 10km, light swell

One harbour porpoise and one Atlantic grey seal were spotted on this trip. The harbour porpoise was spotted at 12.44 foraging around Ynys Lochtyn. The female Atlantic grey seal was spotted at 13.08 in the water at Trwyn Crou.

2 hr: start 13.59

Weather conditions: sea state 0 – 2, >10km, light swell

In total six bottlenose dolphins and three Atlantic grey seals were spotted on this trip. The six dolphins were spotted at 14:02 travelling SW from New Quay Harbour. There were four adults and two calves. One female Atlantic grey seal was spotted at 14:50, in the water near Ynys Lochtyn. Another two Atlantic grey seals (one male, one female) were spotted at 14:54 in the water near the same area.

2 hr: start 16:05

Weather conditions: sea state 3, <10km, light swell

In total six Atlantic grey seals were spotted. Three female Atlantic grey seals were spotted at 17:12 in the water at Trwyn Crou. Another female was spotted at 17:20 in the same area. One seal was spotted at 17:27 near Cwmtydu. Another female was spotted in the same area at 17:33.