27/08/2017: bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 0, wind direction S

Bottlenose dolphins were sighted for the first hour of this survey and then once half an hour later. A group of three dolphins, including a juvenile, were spotted foraging near the cardinal marker and a group of two were seen foraging near the headland.
2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 0, wind direction NW

One male Atlantic grey seal was spotted twice, swimming near the harbour wall.
2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1, wind direction S

No sightings for the duration of this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 1, wind direction NW/N

This survey had sightings of the big 3 to Cardigan bay, Bottlenose dolphins, Harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals! One Atlantic grey seal was seen swimming near the wall; two harbour porpoise were seen travelling west and one dolphin was seen leaping and tail splashing near the headland.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NE/N

Bottlenose dolphins were seen towards the end of this survey, with six being seen in total. A group of four, including a juvenile, and a group of two were seen travelling into the bay from the east, where the group of four remained near the cardinal marker foraging and staying at the surface. The group of two travelled to the headland to forage.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction W/NW

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the entirety of this survey! Four dolphins were seen leaping and splashing near the headland, before swimming over to the cardinal marker. A group of four, including a juvenile, were seen foraging offshore from the harbour wall, with two dolphins staying near the surface at the cardinal marker. The group of four then began to leap and splash, with the group of two starting to forage. Both groups then moved towards the headland, with the group of two heading out of sight. The group of four with the juvenile remained near the headland leaping and splashing, before splitting up at the end of the survey.