23/07/14: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and a sunfish

24 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

4hr survey. Start time: 10:00
Weather conditions: Sea State 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Seven bottlenose dolphins, one Atlantic grey seal and one sunfish

At the start of the survey six bottlenose dolphins (including one juvenile) were seen by the fish factory. They displayed a variety of behaviours, including leaping, tail slapping, foraging, close contact and socialising. Just past the fish factory a sunfish was also spotted. Between Cwmtydu and Ynys Lochtyn a female Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water. Finally one bottlenose dolphins was seen off New Quay headland, travelling and foraging.

2hr survey. Start time: 14:15
Weather conditions: Sea State 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
One bottlenose dolphin and three Atlantic grey seals

At the start of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near to Birds Rock. Later on a female Atlantic grey seal was seen past Cwmtydu. A further two female Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water between Cwmtydu and Ynys Lochtyn.

2hr survey. Start time: 16:10
Weather conditions: Sea State 0-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in New Quay Bay.

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22/07/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

23 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 10:11
Weather conditions: Sea State 2, visibility >10km, light swell
Nine bottlenose dolphins, three Atlantic grey seals and three harbour porpoises

At the start of the survey, four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and travelling west near the cardinal buoy near New Quay. An hour into the trip, three harbour porpoises were seen foraging near Ynys Lochtin. Half an hour later, a juvenile male Atlantic grey seal was sighted in the water and shortly after, near Cymtydu, two female seals were seen hauled out of rocks.

2hr survey. Start time: 12:24
Weather conditions: Sea State 0-2, visibility >10km, light swell
11 bottlenose dolphins, two Atlantic grey seals and one harbour porpoises

At the start of the survey, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was seen in New Quay Harbour. An hour into the survey, two male grey seals were seen in the water close to Cwmtydu. Following this a harbour porpoise was sighted briefly surfacing near Ynys Lochtin. Towards the end of the survey, a group of seven bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen leaping and tail slapping off New Quay Harbour Wall.

2hr survey. Start time: 14:21
Weather conditions: Sea State 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
11 bottlenose dolphins, two Atlantic grey seals and one harbour porpoises

A single male Atlantic grey seal was sighted in the water close to New Quay Harbour Wall. Following this, a group of six bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping, foraging and travelling North West in the bay. Almost an hour later, two Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water off Cwmtydu. Half an hour later, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was sighted foraging, tail slapping and leaping near Ynys Lochtin. Towards the end of the trip another grey seal was spotted in the water and a further three bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and foraging.

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22/07/2014: Bottlenose dolphins

23 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: fair /sunny, sea state 0-1, wind S/ SW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging throughout the survey between the cardinal buoy pier and fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind SW going W
Five bottlenose dolphins

Five bottlenose dolphins were seen from the harbour wall during this survey foraging in the bay and even coming in to the inner moorings for a time.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind N
Six bottlenose dolphins

Six bottlenose dolphins spotted from the pier during this survey in groups of twos breaking up in to singles and then coming back together staying in the bay throughout the 2 hour period.

2hr survey. Start time 13.00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind WNW /NW
Five bottlenose dolphins and 1 Atlantic grey seal

Two groups of dolphins were seen during the survey foraging in the bay the groups did join in to a pod of five for a time before dispersing back into 2 groups of 2 and a single animal feeding by the reef also a male Atlantic grey seal was spotted by the pier during the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15.00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind SW
2 bottlenose dolphins

Two bottle nosed dolphins were spotted feeding off the fish factory during the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 17.00
Weather conditions: sunny becoming fair, sea state 1, wind N
Six bottlenose dolphins

A total of six bottle nosed dolphins were seen foraging of the fish factory during this survey.

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21/07/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Grey seals

22 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 10:44
Weather conditions: Sea state 0-1, visibility >10 km, light swell
Four bottlenose dolphins and five grey seals

One bottlenose dolphin was immediately seen near the harbour wall and fifteen minutes later a grey seal was spotted near Bird’s rock. In quick succession three more bottlenose dolphins were seen near Llangrannog. A further four seals were seen near Cwmtydu later on in the survey.

2hr survey. Start time: 12:45
Weather conditions: Sea state: 0-2, visibility >10 km, light swell

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 14:46
Weather conditions: Sea state: 2-3, visibility >10 km, light swell

No sightings.

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21/07/2014: Bottlenose dolphins

22 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 1. Wind direction NW/ NE
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Seven bottlenose dolphins were seen during the survey, with a group of six dolphins leaping and tail slapping near the fish factory, they then moved away heading east further down the coast.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 1-2. Wind direction NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 2-3. Wind direction NW/W

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny. Sea state 1. Wind direction W/SW
Three bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen for the vast majority of the survey. They were initially sighted travelling just in front of the harbour wall, and eventually moved towards the cardinal buoy where they were seen foraging.

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20/07/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic Grey seals

21 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 12:14
Weather conditions: Sea state 1, visibility >10km, light swell
Nine bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were immediately seen close to the cardinal buoy foraging and travelling west. A further three bottlenose dolphins were seen 20 minutes later, consisting of two adults and one juvenile travelling west close to Newquay head. Towards the end of the survey a further three dolphins, including one juvenile were seen tail slapping and milling on the surface.

2hr Survey. Start time: 12:42
Weather conditions: Sea state 1, visibility >10km, light swell
Two bottlenose dolphins, Three grey seals

Two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near Newquay head at the beginning of the survey, with three grey seals seen an hour in close to Cwmtydu.

2hr survey. Start time: 14:48
Weather conditions: Sea state 3-2, visibility >10km, light swell
One Atlantic Grey seal

One grey seal was seen in the water close to Cwmtydu towards the end of the survey.

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20/07/2014: Bottlenose dolphins

21 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ Sunny. Sea state 0-1. Wind direction S-NW
Four Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey foraging and travelling between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ sunny. Sea state 1-2. Wind direction SW
Three bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the latter half of the survey travelling just off the harbour wall east and then changing direction travelling west towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull. Sea state 3. Wind direction NE/ NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/ Overcast. Sea state 1-2. Wind direction NW

No sightings

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19/07/2014: Bottlenose Dolphins

20 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Rain/mist. Sea state 1. Wind direction S
Eight Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey a mother and calf were seen foraging around the fish factory. In the last half hour four bottlenose dolphins (including the mother and calf) were seen travelling east from the fish factory to the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Rain/Overcast. Sea state 0-1. Wind direction SW – NE
Three bottlenose dolphins

In the first half hour of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy, then moving closer to the harbour wall. A mother and calf were also seen.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast. Sea state 2. Wind direction E-NE

No Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/rain. Sea state 1. Wind direction E
Two bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling north-east and west around the harbour wall. In the last half hour a mother and calf were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny. Sea state 1. Wind direction W-WNW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy throughout the survey.

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19/07/2014: Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals and Harbour Porpoises

20 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:45
Weather conditions: Sea state 0-1, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Eleven Bottlenose Dolphins, two Atlantic Grey Seals and three Harbour Porpoises

At the start of the survey five bottlenose dolphins (including and mother and juvenile) were seen by the fish factory, foraging, leaping and travelling North-East. By Birds Rock another mother and juvenile were seen foraging and quickly travelling east. An Atlantic Grey Seal was seen swimming close the shore past Cwmtydu.  A further four dolphins were seen at Ynys Lochtyn, (including a mother and calf), where they were foraging. Offshore, two Harbour Porpoises (a mother and calf) were seen travelling North East between Ynys Lochtyn and Cwmtydu. A female Atlantic Grey Seal was also seen swimming offshore, and another Harbour Porpoise was seen travelling east near Coybal at the end of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 12:45
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
One Atlantic Grey Seal and one Harbour Porpoise

A Harbour Porpoise was seen travelling offshore between Cwmtydu and Ynys Lochtyn.  An Atlantic Grey Seal was also seen in the water near Birds Rock.

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18/07/2014 – 40 Bottlenose dolphins and three Atlantic grey seals

19 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:31
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
26 Bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey, a bottlenose dolphin mother and calf were seen travelling south close to the harbour wall. Shortly after, another two adult dolphins were sighted foraging near Bird’s Rock. Half way through the survey a pod of 14 bottlenose dolphins including four calves were seen leaping, tail slapping and socialising near Ynys Lochtyn. A further four dolphins including one calf were also seen foraging and leaping close to Ynys Lochtyn. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling west near Bird’s Rock and the mother and calf were seen again in New Quay harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 13.31
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Seven Bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey two adults and one juvenile bottlenose dolphin were sighted foraging in New Quay bay. Following this, three adults and one juvenile were seen milling and foraging close to Bird’s Rock.

4hr survey. Start time 14:18
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Seven Bottlenose dolphins and three Atlantic grey seal

At the start of the survey, two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen feeding on fish in New Quay bay. An hour into the survey, three adult Atlantic grey seals (two male and one female) were sighted in the water close to Ynys Lochtin. An hour later an adult bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and tail slapping near Aberporth. Shortly after, a group of four adult bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and foraging again near Aberporth.

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