1.5hr survey. Start time 10:01
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10lm, light-medium swell
Two bottlenose dolphins
The first bottlenose dolphin sighting of the survey was off the fish factory upon leaving New Quay harbour. The adult dolphin was seen foraging. The second sighting was off a bottlenose dolphin foraging off New Quay headland.
1.5hr survey. Start time 11:54
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Nine bottlenose dolphins
Two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen off the fish factory at the start of the survey. Three bottlenose dolphins were encountered off New Quay headland on the return journey. The group consisted of two adults and one calf. Four more bottlenose dolphins including two calves were encountered a few minutes later off the fish factory.