1 ½ hr survey. Start time 11:30
Weather conditions: sea state 2-5, visibility >10km, light/moderate swell.
Eleven bottlenose dolphins.
A total of eleven dolphins including a mother and calf pair were seen foraging around New Quay bay and the reef.
1 ½ hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sea state 1-4, visibility >10km, light/moderate swell.
Seven bottlenose dolphins.
A mother and calf pair was seen travelling around the end of the harbour wall at the start of the survey. A further four dolphins including another calf were sighted close to the reef foraging. Towards the end of the survey, a group of five bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging, mingling, tail slapping and leaping in the middle of New Quay bay.
1 ½ hr survey. Start time 14:40
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light/moderate swell.
Six bottlenose dolphins.
At the start of the survey, a mother and juvenile bottlenose dolphin was sighted in New Quay bay. A further four dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.