27/08/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

27/08/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 10:00
Weather conditions: sea state 3, visibility >10km, light swell.
15 Bottlenose Dolphins and two Atlantic Grey Seals

Eight bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around Bird’s Rock and another four who joined the foraging. Another individual also joined the group. The group then left traveling NW. Another group of bottlenose dolphins were also seen foraging near Ynys Lochtyn. A seal pup was seen in-between Cwmtydu and Ynys Lochtyn.

2hr survey. Start time 12:00
Weather conditions: sea state 3, visibility >10km, light swell.
Two Bottlenose Dolphins and two Atlantic Grey Seals

Two bottlenose dolphins (a mother and calf) were seen in between Cwm Tydu and Ynys Lochtyn. The dolphins approached the boat and bow rid. Two Atlantic Grey Seals were seen further along the coast. One was in the water and one was hauled out.

2hr survey. Start time 14:00
Weather conditions: sea state 3, visibility >10km, light swell.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins and two Atlantic Grey Seals

Tow Atlantic Grey Seals were seen in between Cwm Tydu and Ynys Lochtyn. Both were female and in the water. On the return leg 3 bottlenose dolphins, all adults, were seen at Birds rock foraging.