June 5, 2018
Weather conditions: Sunny/Overcast, sea state 2, wind direction N – NE
Dolphins were spotted forging during the 7am survey, with one particular dolphin sighted travelling extremely close to the harbour wall. Bottlenose Dolphins were then spotted during every interval of the 9am survey, with as many as 17 individuals spotted within the bay across the 2 hour period of the survey, many of whom were seen leaping and breaching from the water during this time. Other than a small number of Bottlenose Dolphins that were spotted across the 11am survey, unfortunately no sightings were recorded during any of the afternoon’s surveys. Two 2 hour boat trips were conducted during the day, both with numerous Bottlenose Dolphin sightings, particularly during the 12:45pm trip, where a group of 15 Bottlenose Dolphins were observed approaching the boat, leaping and bow riding. Several Atlantic grey seals were also spotted during both boat trips, along the Ceredigion coastline.