31/07/14: 9 bottlenose dolphins, 6 Atlantic grey seals, 2 harbour porpoise

2hr survey. Start time 10:10
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility >10km. Light swell.
Four bottlenose dolphins. One Atlantic grey seal. Two harbour porpoise.

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in bay just outside New Quay harbour. Around the headland to the west of New Quay a female grey seal was seen in the water. Off the coast of Ynys Lochtyn two harbour porpoise, one of which was a young animal, were seen foraging. On the return trip two bottlenose dolphins were spotted just off the harbour wall in New Quay bay.

2hr survey. Start time 12:23
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility variable 1-10km and >10km. Light to medium swell.
Four bottlenose dolphins. One Atlantic grey seal.

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen foraging in new quay bay. A male grey seal was then seen in the water near the coast towards Ynys Lochtyn. On the return trip two more bottlenose dolphins were seen in the bay.

2hr survey. start time 14:20
Weather coditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility >10km. Light swell.
One bottlenose dolphin. Four Atlantic grey seals.

In New quay bay at the beginning of the survey a sinlge bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and leaping. At birds rock two Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water. Near Cwmtydu a further two grey seals including one female were seen hauled out on rocks.