13/12/2016: 18 bottlenose dolphins, 1 Atlantic grey seal

14 December 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 2, wind direction S
18 bottlenose dolphins

A number of bottlenose dolphin groups were seen travelling into the bay heading towards the Cardigan buoy. During one 15 minute interval a group of 5 dolphins were observed close to the harbour wall, a group of 4 were seen travelling towards the another group of 9 dolphins which were near to the Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 2, wind direction S
8 bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seal

Eight dolphins from the previous survey were observed milling around near the Cardinal buoy and travelling around the bay. A lone Atlantic grey seal was seen near to a group of dolphin before it travelled towards the harbour wall. By the end of the survey only 1 dolphin was left in the bay.

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