26/06/11: 27 bottlenose dolphins, 9 Atlantic grey seals and 1 harbour porpoise

2hr survey. Start time 9:58
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, moderate swell

At 9:58 five bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen foraging 120m from the boat.

2hr survey. Start time 11:54
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, moderate swell

At 12:06 three bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were seen travelling WNW 70m from the boat.
At 12:40 two female Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water 40m from the boat.
At 12:54 one Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water 50m from the boat.
At 12:56 a male and a female Atlantic grey seal were seen in the water 65m from the boat.

2hr survey. Start time 13:58
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell

At 14:48 one Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water 40m from the boat.
At 14:53 three female Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water 20m from the boat.
At 15:15 one harbour porpoise was seen foraging 40m from the boat. Gannets were seen feeding and diving around it.
At 15:48 five bottlenose dolphins including one juvenile were seen travelling 100m from the boat.
At 15:51 two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling 250m from the boat.

2hr survey. Start time 16:07
Weather conditions: sea state 2, visibility 1-10km, light swell

At 16:09 three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in a southerly direction within New Quay Bay, 130m from the boat.
At 16:14 two bottlenose dolphins - one of them a calf - were seen travelling slowly SE just off New Quay headland, 45m from the boat.
At 16:24 two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling SE by Bird’s Rock, 30m from the boat.
At 17:40 four bottlenose dolphins, including a juvenile and a calf were seen foraging, bow riding and then travelling in a northerly direction, 105m from the boat.
At 17.53 one bottlenose dolphin was seen diving deep to forage a distance offshore from New Quay headland, 80m from the boat.