11/07/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins

12 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 9:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, wind direction SW
Six Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. A group of three dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy for the majority of the survey, with a lone dolphin foraging just in front of the harbour wall. A further bottlenose dolphin joined the foraging group at the cardinal buoy, and towards the end of the survey one was witnessed foraging near the fish factory.

2hr Survey. Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, wind direction SW
Five Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. Three dolphins were initially seen near the fish factory and were heading east to the cardinal buoy. A further two were seen foraging just off the lifeboat station and eventually headed towards the reef. Towards the end of the survey they all congregated aroud the cardinal buoy where they were foraging.

2hr Survey. Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/ fair, Sea state 1, wind direction NW
Four Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen within the first hour of the survey only. There were two adults and one juvenile all congregated around the cardinal buoy area, displaying leaps and tail slaps. A further dolphin joined the initial three, where foraging took place until an hour into the survey when they travelled west out of the area.

2hr Survey. Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair, Sea state 1, wind direction NW
Three Bottlenose dolphins and One Sunfish

Three bottlenose dolphins were sighted within the first hour of the survey, plus one sunfish. The dolphins stayed around the fish factory are where they were seen foraging and mingling at the surface.

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10/07/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins and Grey Seals

11 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 10:43
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2. Visibility >10, light swell
Six bottlenose dolphins

All six bottlenose dolphins were seen within the first 40 minutes of the survey, with the first dolphin seen close to the fish factory. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were then seen foraging again round near the fish factory. A further lone adult was seen foraging near Ynys Lochtyn.

2hr survey. Start time 13:13
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3. Visibility >10, light swell
One Grey Seal

One Grey Seal was seen in the water within the last half hour of the boat survey towards Ynys Lochtyn.

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10/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins and Grey Seals

11 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NW
Eight bottlenose dolphins, two Atlantic Grey Seals

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with two grey seals seen three quarters of an hour into the survey. The dolphins were in various locations, with sighting off New Quay head and close to the cardinal buoy. The dolphins were mostly foraging, with prey being chased at the surface.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ dull, sea state 1, wind direction NW
Four Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with a juvenile also seen within a group of three. The group of three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy throughout the majority of the survey.

2hr Survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ Fair, sea state 1, wind direction NW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen in total throughout the majority of the survey, including one juvenile. However, for a period of 15 minutes the dolphins were not visible, with the majority of the activity occurring around the cardinal buoy, including foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, wind direction NW
Six Bottlenose dolphins

Six Bottlenose dolphins were seen at the beginning of the survey, displaying surface leaps and travelling away from the cardinal buoy.

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09/07/2014-Atlantic grey seals

10 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 3-4, wind direction NW
One Atlantic grey seal

45minutes into the survey an Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water close to the pier.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/sunny, sea state 4-5, wind direction NE/N/NW
Two Atlantic grey seals

30minutes into the survey an Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water and swimming close to New Quay Head and was seen for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 4-3, wind direction NW
Two Atlantic grey seals

At the start of the survey one Atlantic grey seal was seen close to the pier, 15 minutes into the survey another Atlantic grey seal was appeared close by. Both were seen for the first hour of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind direction NW-WNW

No sightings

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08/07/2014 – Atlantic Grey Seals

09 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 12:52
Weather Conditions: Sea state 2-3. Visibility >10, light swell
Three Atlantic Grey Seals

One male and one female grey seal were seen near Birds Rock at the beginning of the survey, with another (unknown sex) seen half an hour later near Ynys Lochtyn.

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08/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins

09 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction South West
11 bottlenose dolphins

A group of seven bottlenose dolphins were seen mingling and jumping near the cardinal buoy for the entirety of the survey. Half way through the survey a smaller group traveled towards the fish factory where they continued to mingle and forage.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind direction North West
Six bottlenose dolphins

A group of bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy and were not seen towards the latter half of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast. Sea state: 2-4. Wind direction North West
One bottlenose dolphin

A single bottlenose dolphin was seen towards the beginning of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast.  Sea state: 3. Wind direction West to North West.

No Sightings

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07/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins

08 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 1, wind direction North west
seven bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the vast majority of the survey apart from the last 15 minutes where none were recorded. At the beginning of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the Cardinal buoy, including a calf, with another two travelling just off the harbour wall. Later in the survey a further two bottlenose dolphins joined travelling towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, sea state 1-2, wind direction North West
Three bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen through most of the survey foraging and diving near the fish factory then travelling east towards the Cardinal Buoy. They stayed there diving for about 15 minutes before travelling west back to the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull and rain, sea state 2, wind direction North West

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions:  Rain, sea state 2-1, wind direction South East
Four bottlenose dolphins

No dolphins were seen for the majority of the survey with four foraging near the fish factory towards the end, two of which were later seen traveling south east past the Cardinal Buoy.

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07/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins, an Atlantic Grey Seal, a Harbour Porpoise and a Sunfish

08 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 10:45
Weather Conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10, light swell
Five Bottlenose Dolphins and one Atlantic Grey Seal

Towards the start of the survey an Atlantic Grey Seal was seen in the water near Birds Rock. Later on two Bottlenose Dolphins (one adult and one juvenile) were seen leaping and foraging around Ynys Lochtyn. Another three Bottlenose Dolphins were then seen foraging and travelling west by the fish factory.

4hr survey. Start time: 14:00
Weather Conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10, light swell
Three Bottlenose Dolphins, one Sunfish and one Harbour Porpoise

A sunfish was seen five miles off the coast of New Quay an hour into the survey. Later on three bottlenose dolphins were seen two miles off the coast of Cwmtydu, and a Harbour Porpoise was also seen in the same area.

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07/07/2014 – bottlenose dolphins

08 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 1, wind direction North west
seven bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the vast majority of the survey apart from the last 15 minutes where none were recorded. At the beginning of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the Cardinal buoy, including a calf, with another two travelling just off the harbour wall. Later in the survey a further two bottlenose dolphins joined travelling towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, sea state 1-2, wind direction North West
Three bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen through most of the survey foraging and diving near the fish factory then travelling east towards the Cardinal Buoy. They stayed there diving for about 15 minutes before travelling west back to the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull and rain, sea state 2, wind direction North West

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions:  Rain, sea state 2-1, wind direction South East
Four bottlenose dolphins

No dolphins were seen for the majority of the survey with four foraging near the fish factory towards the end, two of which were later seen traveling south east past the Cardinal Buoy.

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07/07/2014- Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

07 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

4hr survey. Start time 10:00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light/moderate swell
12 bottlenose dolphins and 10 Atlantic grey seals

At the start of the survey five bottlenose dolphins were seen milling around the surface in a loose group. Between Cwmtydu and Ynys Lochtyn eight Atlantic grey seals were spotted hauled out and in the water. More bottlenose dolphins were spotted half way through the survey near Aberporth. At the end of the survey two more female Atlantic grey seals were spotted in the water.

2hr survey. Start time 10:45
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light/moderate swell
One bottlenose dolphins and two grey seals

An hour into the survey two female Atlantic grey seals were spotted in the water near Ynys Lochtyn. Towards the end of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging at Target Rock.

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