30/07/14: Three Atlantic grey seals, One Harbour porpoise, Two Bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 10:16
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
One harbour porpoise, two bottlenose dolphins

Between Ynys Lochtyn and Cwmtydu a harbour porpoise was initially seen foraging under a raft of Kittiwakes. Two adult bottlenose dolphins (ID 036 and 007, CBMWC database) were then observed chasing and attacking the porpoise. The encounter lasted for over 10 minutes before one dolphin headed away from the coast and the other dolphin and porpoise were lost in the sun’s glare.

2hr survey. Start time 12:25
Weather conditions: sea state 4-3, visibility >10km, light swell
One Atlantic grey seal

A female Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water towards Ynys Lochtyn/

2hr survey. Start time 14:14
Weather conditions: sea state 3-4, visibility >10km, light swell
Six Atlantic grey seals

Five adult Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water towards Ynys Lochtyn. Another was seen a few minutes later, also in the water.