05/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins

06 August 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 12:03
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2. Visibility >10km. Light swell.
12 bottlenose dolphins.

Immediately as the boat left the harbour a mother and calf were seen foraging. Three more individuals were seen foraging nearby, and a further group of two. As the boat traveled past the fish factory and around the headland a group of five bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging, socialising and diving in close contact with each other. As the boat turned at Ynys Lochtyn at the beginning of the return trip three peregrine falcons were seen mobbing a kittiwake several hundred meters offshore.

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05/08/14: 12 bottlenose dolphins

06 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny. Sea state 1-2. Wind SE.
Two bottlenose dolphins.

An hour into the survey two bottlenose dolphins began foraging just off Traeth Dolau, they continued to forage just off the beach for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast. Sea state 2. Wind SE.
Five bottlenose dolphins.

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the fish factory, this group then split with three individuals travelling west and a further two individuals foraging in the bay. This varying group of individuals continued to forage off the headland of the bay for the majority of the survey, with some splashy foraging with jumps and tail slaps. Two individuals were later seen foraging out in the bay near to the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny. Sea state 1. Wind WSW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast. Sea state 2. Wind E-SE.
Five bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey with a mother and calf, and another individual foraging north of the harbour wall a further individual foraging out in the bay. Another individual then joined, making five bottlenose dolphins with the mother and calf and other individual foraging just off the harbour wall, and two others foraging in the bay off Traeth Dolau. By around half way through the survey the dolphins had moved out to near the cardinal buoy, with the mother calf and one other foraging close to the buoy, and another individual foraging with jumps and tail slaps a little further off. These four dolphins (including one calf) continued to forage near the cardinal buoy for the rest of the survey.

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04/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins: 19 bottlenose dolphins

05 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

04/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins: 19 bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, Wind W
Eight Bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey with three individuals, including a mother a calf, foraging near the harbour wall. Further on in the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling east and were then joined by another dolphin where they commenced foraging west of the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ dull, Sea state 1, Wind N
Ten Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen only through the first half of the survey. However at one point there were ten bottlenose dolphins in close proximity of each other. Six of them were performing leaps and tail slaps, while the other four, including a mother and calf, were foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ rain, Sea state 2, Wind NW
One Bottlenose dolphin

Only one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging throughout the survey west of the cardinal buoy in the bay.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, Wind E/ NE

No sightings

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04/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins, Harbour Porpoise and Grey Seals

05 August 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

04/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins, Harbour Porpoise and Grey Seals

2hr survey. Start time: 10:21
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2, Visibility >10km, Light swell
Seven Bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic Grey Seals.

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen near birds rock and two Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water near Cwm Tydu. Another four dolphins were seen by Target rock on the return.

2hr survey. Start time: 12:20
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2, Visibility >10km, Light swell
Three Bottlenose dolphins, one Atlantic Grey Seal and 3 harbour porpoise.

Two bottlenose dolphins, a mother and calf, were seen by target rock traveling. Porpoises were seen off Cwm Tydu presumably forging and an Atlantic grey seal was also seen in the water near Cwm Tydu. The final bottlenose dolphin was seen on the return leg near target rock.

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03/08/14: Bottlenose Dolphins

04 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1-2, Wind SSE- W
Nine bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. A single dolphin was seen foraging in front of the harbour wall but then moved out towards the cardinal buoy. An Atlantic grey seal was seen surfacing close to the fish factory. In the second half of the survey a further eight dolphins including two calves were sighted travelling and leaping around New Quay harbour.

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 3-4, Wind WSW
Six Bottlenose dolphins.

At the start of the survey a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging in New Quay bay while a group of three dolphins leaped and mingled in the distance. A further single dolphin joined the mother and calf and the dolphin groups continued to be sighted until half way through the survey.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 3, Wind W- SSW

No sightings.

2hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Rain/Fair/Overcast-Dull, Sea state 2, Wind NW- SW
Six Bottlenose dolphins.
A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were sighted close the harbour wall and continued to move round the survey area. They were joined by a further four dolphins who were sighted foraging, leaping and mingling.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 4, Wind W
Three Bottlenose dolphins.

Half an hour into the survey, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was seen close to the harbour wall and a further single dolphin was sighted foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2, Wind W- S
Two Bottlenose dolphins.

In the first hour of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling and foraging near the cardinal buoy.

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02/08/14: Bottlenose Dolphins

03 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Fair, Sea state 1-2, Wind SW – WNW.
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic Grey Seal

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey travelling around the Cardinal buoy and towards the fish factory. The Atlantic Grey Seal was seen close to the harbour wall.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Rain, Sea state 3, Wind WSW
Three bottlenose dolphins.

The Bottlenose dolphins during this survey were seen travelling and also foraging the majority of the survey near the Cardinal Buoy and travelling towards the harbour wall. A mother and calf were spotted foraging around the harbour wall for the majority of the survey, and then travelling in the direction of the Cardinal Buoy.

2hr survey. start time 13:00

No survey.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Rain/Fair/Overcast-Dull, Sea state 2, Wind W- SSW
Seven Bottlenose dolphins.

During the survey the Bottlenose Dolphins showed for three quarters of this duration, showing a range of different behaviors and more joining the current groups further into the survey. Many of the dolphins were seen mingling around the harbour wall and showing a range of behaviors like leaping and tail slapping during the time they were here.

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01/08/14: Bottlenose Dolphins

02 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Rain, Sea state 4, Wind SW – SSW.
One bottlenose dolphin.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the fish factory at the start of the survey.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull-fair, Sea state 1, Wind SW
Six bottlenose dolphins.

At the start of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the harbour wall and the fish factory, with one moving to the end of the harbour wall for the majority of the survey. Another three dolphins were then seen, foraging by the fish factory and the cardinal buoy. In the second half of the survey two dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy, and another two were seen leaping by the fish factory.

2hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny – Rain – Overcast/Dull, Sea state 2, Wind S,
Five bottlenose dolphins.

In the first half hour of the survey five bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy and the fish factory. Three of the dolphins then moved closer to the harbour wall where they continued foraging. In the last half of the survey two dolphins were seen foraging by the harbour wall and in the bay.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Rain-Fair-Sunny-Overcast/Dull, Sea state 1, Wind S-NW
Four bottlenose dolphins.

In the last half hour of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling east from the fish factory towards the cardinal buoy. A mother and calf were also seen foraging by the cardinal buoy.

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01/08/14: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

02 August 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:00
Weather conditions: sea state 2, Visibility >10km. Light swell.
One bottlenose dolphin and three Atlantic grey seals.

Three Atlantic Grey Seals were seen in the water at Birds Rock. Later on one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and leaping in New Quay Harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 12:00
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, Visibility >10km. Light swell.
Two bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal.

A female Atlantic Grey Seal was seen in the water past Cwmtydu. Later on two bottlenose dolphins (a mother and calf) were seen foraging off the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 14:00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, Visibility 1-10km, Light swell.
Six Atlantic grey seals

An Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water near Birds Rock. Another three male Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water between Ynys Lochtyn and Cwmtydu. Finally two more female Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water near Birds Rock on the return journey.

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31/07/14: 9 bottlenose dolphins, 6 Atlantic grey seals, 2 harbour porpoise

01 August 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:10
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility >10km. Light swell.
Four bottlenose dolphins. One Atlantic grey seal. Two harbour porpoise.

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in bay just outside New Quay harbour. Around the headland to the west of New Quay a female grey seal was seen in the water. Off the coast of Ynys Lochtyn two harbour porpoise, one of which was a young animal, were seen foraging. On the return trip two bottlenose dolphins were spotted just off the harbour wall in New Quay bay.

2hr survey. Start time 12:23
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility variable 1-10km and >10km. Light to medium swell.
Four bottlenose dolphins. One Atlantic grey seal.

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen foraging in new quay bay. A male grey seal was then seen in the water near the coast towards Ynys Lochtyn. On the return trip two more bottlenose dolphins were seen in the bay.

2hr survey. start time 14:20
Weather coditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility >10km. Light swell.
One bottlenose dolphin. Four Atlantic grey seals.

In New quay bay at the beginning of the survey a sinlge bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and leaping. At birds rock two Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water. Near Cwmtydu a further two grey seals including one female were seen hauled out on rocks.

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31/07/14: Bottlenose Dolphins

01 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull. Sea state 2-3. Wind NNW.
Five bottlenose dolphins.

Halfway through the survey a bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging just off the harbour wall. A group of three bottlenose dolphins (including one young animal) were also seen foraging in the bay between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory. This group were around for the rest of the survey and later travelling south just past the end of the harbour wall.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull with brief periods of fair and rain. Sea state 1-2. Wind SSW-W.
Five bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with a mother can calf foraging just off the end of the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey, and another individual travelling past the end of the wall. these individuals were continually seen foraging throughout the bay, and soon a second mother and calf pair were also seen in the bay giving a total of 5 animals in the bay.

2hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/fair. Sea state 1. Wind SW.
Six bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with individuals foraging just off the harbour wall for the first half of the survey. A mother and calf were seen half way through the survey foraging near the cardinal buoy. Five bottlenose dolphins were there seen foraging and tail slapping near the fish factory. These individuals moved around the bay and toward the end of the survey there were 4 individuals including one calf foraging and tail slapping in the bay just off Traeth Dolau.

2hr survey. start time 15.00
Weather conditions: fair. Sea state 1. Wind W-NW.
Three bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen for the majority of the survey, with individuals foraging out in the bay near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Fair. Sea state 1. Wind W-S.
Four bottlenose dolphins.

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen at the beginning of the survey near the carinal buoy, where they remained for the majority of the survey, at one stage coming close into the harbour wall to forage. Two further individuals were seen foraging near the fish factory and two dolphins were seen travelling across the bay. Near the end of the survey four dolphins including one calf were seen travelling fast, with splashy leaps west across the bay towards the fish factory.

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