27/10/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 0900
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 3-1, wind SW
Six bottlenose dolphin and one Atlantic grey seal

At the start of the survey five bottlenose dolphins could be seen from the harbour wall. Two of which, a mother and calf, were foraging just off the end of the harbour wall, with another individual close by traveling SE with regular surfacing. The two other individuals were foraging in the bay, in the direction of the cardinal buoy. These dolphins continued and roughly maintained their positions for around half an hour, at one point being joined by an Atlantic grey seal just off Traeth Dolau. The remainder of the survey was quiet, with no cetacean sightings.

2hr survey. start time 1100
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind SW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Three quarters of an hour into the survey four bottlenose dolphins could be seen foraging off New Quay headland, near the fish factory. By halfway through the survey three dolphins could be seen foraging in the same area.

2hr survey. start time 1300
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 2, wind SW-S
Three bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were foraging in the bay to the NE of the harbour wall, with a third individual traveling east towards them. These three individuals continued to forage in the bay for a further half an hour, before beginning to jump and splash around, then leaving the bay.

2hr survey. start time 1500
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind SW-SE
One Atlantic grey seal

The majority of the survey was quiet with no cetacean activity. In the last half an hour, a single Atlantic grey seal travelled west past the harbour wall, and foraged just off Traeth Dolau for some time, before travelling back along the harbour wall and out into the bay.