14/04/2016: 1 Atlantic grey seal

15 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 1, wind direction SE/NE

 

No Sightings.

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair/Overcast/Dull, Sea state 1, Wind direction NW/N

 

An Atlantic grey seal was spotted around 11:30AM close to the harbour wall, it was bottling and swimming. The same seal was spotted again at 11:45AM and stayed in the bay until around 12:00PM before swimming out towards the cardinal marker.

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: Fair/Rain, Sea state 1, Wind direction SE/NE

 

No sightings.

 

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: Rain/Overcast/Dull/Fair/Sunny, Sea state 2, Wind direction NE

 

No sightings.

 

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13/04/2016: 11 Bottlenose Dolphins and 3 Atlantic Grey Seals

14 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, no wind.

9 Bottlenose dolphins were sighted throughout the 7AM survey from New Quay Harbour Wall. 3 were spotted near the fish factory around 7.30 but two quickly disappeared. One of the 3 dolphins travelled to the Cardinal Buoy. It stayed for a while as it appeared to be foraging. There were also 6 bottlenose dolphins spotted towards the end of the two hour survey near the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, Wind direction NW and No wind.

At the start of the survey 2 bottlenose dolphins were spotted towards the fish factory and then travelled out of view.

2hr survey. Start time 11.00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair, Sea state 1, Wind direction N/E

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/Overcast, Sea state 1, Wind direction NW/N/S/SE

2 Atlantic Grey Seals were spotted at the end of the survey just off the headland.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair, Sea state 1, Wind direction SW/SE and No wind

1 Atlantic Grey Seals was spotted near the fish factory halfway through the survey.

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12/04/2016: 7 Bottlenose Dolphins

13 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction S

7 Bottlenose dolphins were sighted nearing the end of the 9am survey. One was seen near the fish factory around 10:15am travelling and then another group of 6 was sighted shortly after. These were foraging around the fish factory. The dolphins then became one group and were all foraging together. Around 10:45, 3 bottlenose dolphins were sighted travelling out to sea. The dolphins were in the area for around 45 minutes.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, Wind direction W/NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Overcast dull, Sea state 1, Wind direction N/NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, Wind direction NE/N

No sightings

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10/04/2016: Two Atlantic grey seals

11 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 2, wind direction S, SE, E

 

No Sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: fair, sea state 4, wind direction SE

 

No sightings.

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction S/SW

Atlantic grey seal

 

One female Atlantic grey seal was spotted in front of the harbour wall between 13:00 and 13:10 in the water swimming East. The same one was spotted again at 13:15 again in the water in front of the harbour wall but not swimming in any particular direction.

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: fair, sea state 4 – 3, wind direction S/E/SE

 

No sightings.

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09/04/2016: Two Bottlenose Dolphins

10 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: rain/overcast/fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction NW
Two Bottlenose Dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins, including one calf were sighted foraging just off the end of the harbour wall at the start of the survey. The pair stayed for around 10 minutes.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: rain/sunny/fair; sea state 1-2; wind direction SW/SE

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction SW/W/NW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW/NW/N

No sightings.

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06/04/2016: 1 Atlantic grey seal

07 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/rain, sea state 3/4, wind direction W

There was 1 Atlantic grey seal spotted in the water just in front of the harbour wall between 10:15 and 10:30am.

2hr survey. Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Overcast dull, sea state 3, wind direction W

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/Overcast dull, sea state 4, wind direction SW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair, sea state 4, wind direction W/NW

No sightings

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03/04/2016: One Atlantic grey seal

04 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE

No Sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Overcast; sea state 1-2; wind direction S/SE

No Sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 1-3, wind direction SE
One Atlantic Grey Seal

One Atlantic Grey seal was spotted North of the harbour wall just over halfway through the survey, bobbing in the water.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Sun & showers, sea state 2-3, wind direction S/SW

No sightings.

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02/04/2016: Three bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seals

03 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: rain, sea state 1-2, wind direction S
Three bottlenose dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen near the headland in the first few minutes of the survey. They were travelling in a North Easterly direction.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: rain, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW
Two Atlantic grey seals

Two Atlantic grey seals were spotted between the cardinal marker and the headland during the last hour of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 1, wind direction S

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 1, wind direction SE

No sightings.

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01/04/2016 : One Atlantic grey seal

02 April 2016 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 2, wind direction SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 1, wind direction S
One Atlantic grey seal

One Atlantic Grey seal was spotted in the water in front of the Harbour wall towards the end of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcall/dull, sea state 1/2, wind direction SW/S

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 1/2, wind direction SW

No sightings.

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31/03/2016: 12 bottlenose dolphins, 1 harbour porpoise and 1 Atlantic grey seal

01 April 2016 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

5.5hr survey. Start time 11:30
Weather conditions: sea state 2, visibility >10km, light swell
12 bottlenose dolphins, 1 harbour porpoise and 1 Atlantic grey seal

Our first sighting was at 13:00 where a male Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water around 8 miles off the coast of Aberystwyth. We then spotted 3 bottlenose dolphins travelling east across Cardigan Bay. There was another sighting of 9 bottlenose dolphins in the same area soon after. These animals were travelling west, bow riding and leaping. A harbour porpoise was spotted around 16:30 off the coast of Aberaeron. The animal was travelling in a north easterly direction.

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