28/09/10 – Two bottlenose dolphins and Four Atlantic grey seals

2hr start time: 10:27

Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility >10km, swell light

The first sighting of the trip was at 10:41 with a female Atlantic grey seal being seen off the headland. A second seal was seen in the water between Cwmtydu and Trwyn Crou at 11:11. The female was observed around 75 meters from the left side of the boat.

1.5hr start time: 12:31

Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility >10km, swell light

At 12:47 a female Atlantic grey seal was observed swimming off Carreg Draenog. A second was seen at 13:13 just south of Castell Bach only 30 metres off the left side of the boat. As the survey went on there was sighting of a male bottlenose dolphin around the cardinal buoy. The individual was believed to be foraging at depth.

1.5hr start time: 14:15

Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, swell medium

Within the first 5 minutes of the survey a bottlenose dolphin was observed travelling North from the headland. The animal was spotted only 20 metres off the left side of the survey vessel.