11/04/14: Eleven Bottlenose dolphins

12 April 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather Conditions: Fair/Sunny, sea state 2, wind NW becoming N
Seven Sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins

The Bottlenose Dolphins were seen staying in a similar location roughly 500m away NNE from the pier. They were also leaping, doing a range of tail slaps and also a few lunges during this survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NNE becoming N then NW
One Bottlenose Dolphin

No sightings were recorded for the first hour of the survey. One bottlenose dolphin was then seen travelling east near the Cardinal buoy. There were no further sightings for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 2/3, wind NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind NW
Three Bottlenose Dolphin including a calf

No sightings were recorded for the first hour and a half of the survey. Then three Bottlenose dolphins including a calf were spotted travelling west towards the fish factory around 500m away from the pier.

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10/04/14: 2 Atlantic Grey seals

11 April 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:45
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility 1-10km, light to moderate swell
One young male Atlantic grey seal seen in the water at midday around Llangrannog. Later on a female Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out around 1km down the coast from the fish factory.

1hr 30min survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility 1-10km, light to moderate swell

One female Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out near Bird’s Rock both at the beginning and at the end of the survey.

1hr 30min survey. Start time 14:30
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light to moderate swell

One female Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out near Bird’s Rock, likely the same seal as seen in the previous surveys.

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10/04/14: Six Bottlenose dolphins

11 April 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather Conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 1-2, wind direction W.

No sightings.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 1, wind W becoming SW then S.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull, sea state 1, wind SW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 1/2, wind SW becoming WSW.

Three Bottlenose dolphins were spotted late into the survey around 500m NNE of the harbour wall traveling W rapidly. These were then joined by three further dolphins in a similar area who were also traveling with the new group containing a calf.

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09/04/14: 1 Atlantic grey seal

10 April 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

1hr 30min survey. Start time 12:45
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light to moderate swell

Two female Atlantic grey seals were seen at midday, about 3km NE of Llangrannog close to the shore traveling west.

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09/04/14: Bottlenose dolphin

10 April 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 9:00
Weather Conditions: Sunny, fair, sea state 1, wind direction SW-WSW.

Sightings of bottlenose dolphins for the first half an hour travelling ENE towards the cardinal buoy.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind SW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny becoming overcast, sea state 1, wind WSW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 2/3, wind SSW.

No sightings.

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08/04/14: Harbour Porpoises, Bottlenose Dolphin and a Grey Seal

09 April 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 4, wind NW later becoming W

No sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3-4, wind direction W

One Bottlenose Dolphin

No sightings were recorded for the first 30 minutes of the survey. One bottlenose dolphin was then seen north of the harbour wall travelling west. There were no further sightings for the remainder of the survey.

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather Conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind W

No sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather Conditions: Sunny becoming overcast, sea state 2-4, wind W, occasionally SW

No sightings were recorded for the first 45 minutes of the survey. One grey seal was seen travelling west towards the fish factory before two harbour porpoises were spotted travelling east close to the harbour wall.

 

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07/04/14: Harbour Porpoises and a Grey Seal

08 April 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00

Weather Conditions: Rain and mist, sea state 1-3, wind SE later becoming NW.

No sightings

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: Rain, sea state 2 – 3, wind direction W.

Four Harbour Porpoises

No sightings were recorded for the first 75 minutes of the survey, and then three harbour porpoises were seen north of the harbour wall. They were travelling west with long dives. Later in the survey another harbour porpoise was seen travelling in the same direction, surfacing regularly.

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: overcast with rain, sea state 2, wind direction W.

Two Harbour Porpoises

At the start of the survey a harbour porpoise was seen foraging at depth north of the harbour wall. Nothing else was seen until the end of the survey, when another harbour porpoise was seen in the same area, also foraging at depth.

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: overcast to sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW

Two harbour porpoises and a grey seal

Two harbour porpoises were seen at the start of the survey, both foraging at depth north of the harbour wall. There were no further sightings until halfway through when a grey seal was seen at the surface.

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04/04/14: 3 Atlantic Grey Seals and 3 Bottlenose Dolphins

07 April 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings

1hr 45min survey. Start time 13:25

Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell

Three Atlantic Grey seals (all male) were seen in relatively close succession in the water from a mile SW of Cwmtydu, to Bird’s Rock. We then spotted a single Bottlenose dolphin travelling slowly northwards, north of New Quay harbour. Our final sightings included an adult and calf meandering near the cardinal buoy (NW of New Quay harbour).

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2/11/2013 – Atlantic grey seal

03 November 2013 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2 hour survey, start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Rain/sunny, sea state 1-2, wind SW-S

One Atlantic grey seal was seen swimming near the harbour wall one hour and 15 minutes into the survey. There were no other sightings for the rest of the survey.

2 hour survey, start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast/dull, sea state 1-3, wind SW-S

No sightings

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30/10/2013 – Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

31 October 2013 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2 hour survey, start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 2, wind S
Five bottlenose dolphins including one calf and one Atlantic grey seal

Bottlenose dolphins were seen from the start of the survey, with three individuals including a mother and calf spending much of their time between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory. These dolphins were witnessed leaping, tail slapping and foraging. Two further dolphins spent over an hour by the cardinal buoy where they were thought to be foraging at depth for much of the time. The mother and calf were last seen travelling west.

2 hour survey, start time 1100
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 2, wind S
One Bottlenose dolphin and two Atlantic grey seals

One bottlenose dolphin was spotted travelling NW at the beginning of the survey however there were no further dolphin sightings for the remainder of this survey. Two Atlantic grey seals were seen close to the harbour wall for over an hour.
2 hour survey, start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 1 /2, wind S/SW
One Atlantic grey seal

There were no dolphins sightings throughout this survey however there was one Atlantic grey seal spotted close to the harbour wall.

2 hour survey, start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/rain, sea state 2/3, wind SW
Seven Bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seals

After half an hour of surveying two bottlenose dolphins were spotted heading West from the fish factory, these were shortly followed by three further dolphins. They then spent some time close to the harbour wall leaping and tail slapping. All dolphins were then seen travelling NW. Later four dolphins were seen not far from the harbour wall thought to be foraging and a further three were spotted out by the cardinal buoy again travelling NW. Two Atlantic grey seals were seen throughout the survey.

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