12/12/2016: 13 bottlenose dolphins

13 December 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 2, wind direction SE/NE
13 bottlenose dolphins  

A single dolphin was seen around 15 minutes into the survey, shortly followed by 3 dolphins which included a juvenile. The group were then joined by multiple individuals near the cardinal buoy. A group of dolphins then left the survey area heading towards Aberaeron. Four dolphins stayed near the cardinal buoy whilst another group of 4 entered the bay from the headland.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 3, wind direction N
10 bottlenose dolphins  

Nine bottlenose dolphins from the previous survey were spotted travelling around the bay with one group leaping and tail slapping. The 2 groups then joined at the cardinal buoy and a lone dolphin (probably one spotted in the earlier survey) was seen travelling into the bay past the headland. The dolphins then spent the rest of the survey travelling in and out the of survey area.

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