20/08/14: Three Atlantic Grey Seals and two Bottlenose Dolphins

21 August 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

20/08/14: Three Atlantic grey seals and two bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 10:10
Weather conditions: Sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light swell
One Atlantic Grey Seal

One Atlantic Grey seal was by bird’s rock

2hr survey. Start time 11:50
Weather conditions: sea state 4, visibility >10km, moderate swell.
Two Atlantic Grey Seals

Two Atlantic Grey Seals were seen in by bird’s rock

2hr survey. Start time 13:12
Weather conditions: sea state 13, visibility >10km, light swell
Two Bottlenose Dolphins

Two Bottlenose Dolphins were seen within New Quay Bay

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19/08/14: Atlantic Grey Seal and Bottlenose Dolphins

20 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 0700
Weather conditions: Sun and showers. Sea state 4-3. Wind NW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 0900
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull. Sea state 3. Wind NW.
One Atlantic Grey Seal.

Halfway through the survey a female Atlantic Grey Seal was seen out in the bay to the Northeast of the harbour wall. It then moved and was seen in the water out from the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time: 1100
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull. Sea state 4. Wind NW.

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 1300
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 3. Wind W/NW.
One Bottlenose Dolphin.

Towards the end of the survey a bottlenose dolphin was briefly seen foraging in the bay north of the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 1500
Weather conditions: Fair/Sunny. Sea state 4. Wind NW.
Two Bottlenose dolphins.

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins (including one calf) were seen travelling North out of the harbour bay.

2hr survey. Start time 1700
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 3. Wind NW.
Two bottlenose dolphins.

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins (including one calf) were seen travelling East along the harbour wall. They moved into the harbour where they foraged for some time, and nearer to the end of the survey were foraging enthusiastically and acrobatically off the small pier, close to Traeth Gwyn.

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18/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins

19 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 07.00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Fair/Mist. Sea state 5. Wind W-NW.

In the first hour of the survey, a single bottlenose dolphin was sighted travelling west and foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time: 09.00
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny/fair. Sea state 5. Wind NW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time:11.00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny. Sea state 4-5. Wind NW-N.

In the second half of the survey, a single bottlenose dolphin was seen briefly foraging in front of the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time: 13.00
Weather conditions: Sunny/Overcast. Sea state 5. Wind NW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 1500
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 5-4. Wind W-NNW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 1700
Weather conditions: Sunny. Sea state 3. Wind N.
No sightings.

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17/08/14: Atlantic Grey Seal and Bottlenose dolphins

18 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 0700
Weather conditions: Rain/Overcast. Sea state 3. Wind NW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 0900
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny. Sea state 3. Wind WNW.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time: 1100
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair. Sea state 4-5. Wind W.
One Atlantic Grey Seal

Half an hour into the survey an Atlantic Grey Seal was seen in the water just off the harbour wall near Traeth Dolau. The animal then moved towards the fish factory where it remained for some time before moving out of sight.

2hr survey. Start time: 1300
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny, Fair. Sea state 5, 4. Wind W.

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 1500.
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, Overcast/rain. Sea state 3-4. Wind W/WSW.
Three bottlenose dolphins

Half an hour into the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen moving across the bay off Traeth Dolau, towards the end of the harbour wall. These individuals then moved further out into the bay. For the second half of the survey, at least one bottlenose dolphin was regularly seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.

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16/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins

17 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, fair. Sea state 2, 3, 4. Wind W
Two bottlenose dolphins

A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were seen briefly at the very start of the survey travelling North West from the end of the harbour wall towards New Quay Head.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull. Sea state 3-4. Wind W

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull. Sea state 2-3, wind W

No sightings

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny. Sea state 2. Wind W-SW
Three bottlenose dolphins

A mother and calf were seen at the start of the survey travelling south towards into the bay and foraged near the Cardinal buoy. After an hour they left the survey area before returning at the end of the survey to forage near the Cardinal buoy again. A third bottlenose dolphin was seen near the harbour wall at the end of the survey.

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15/08/14: Bottlenose dolphin

16 August 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

1hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sea state 4-3, sea temperature 18oC, visibility >10km, moderate swell
Two bottlenose dolphins

Towards the end of the survey a mother and calf were seen near the Cardinal buoy travelling east.

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15/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins

16 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair. Sea state 2-4. Wind N.
Three bottlenose dolphins.

Three quarters of an hour into the survey a mother and calf travelled past the harbour wall and into the harbour bay and began foraging just outside the swimming area. This pair was later identified as our newly re-named “Jackie” and her calf. They continued to forage in the bay for some time before travelling out of the bay. Towards the end of the survey another individual travelled into the bay and began to forage in the harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/fair. Sea state 4-3. Wind N.
Three bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. An individual was foraging at the beginning of the survey in the harbour, and shortly after a second mother and calf were foraging at the end of the harbour wall where they remained for some time. In the last 45 minutes of the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, fair, overcast/dull. Sea state 3. Wind NW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Throughout the whole survey a mother and calf were seen foraging near the Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was seen intermittently throughout the survey foraging near the Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, overcast/dull. Sea state 2-3. Wind NW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen in the last hour of the survey.  One individual was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy before traveling west though the survey towards the fish factory. At the same time a mother and calf appeared off New Quay head, foraging. In the last 15 minutes of the survey another bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling west from the cardinal buoy through the survey.

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14/08/14: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

15 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Overcast-fair. Sea state 3. Wind W.
Two Bottlenose Dolphins

Half an hour into the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.  This dolphin was seen for the remainder of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/rain. Sea state 4-5. Wind NW.
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

A single bottlenose dolphin was sighted near the cardinal buoy. Half way through the survey a further four bottlenose dolphins including calf joined the single dolphin and began leaping and foraging around New Quay harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/fair/rain. Sea state 2- 3. Wind NW.
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey two bottlenose dolphins including a calf was seen foraging in New Quay harbour. A further three adult dolphins joined the group and was sighted and foraging and leaping near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny. Sea state 3. Wind NW.
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen milling at the surface close to the cardinal buoy. A further two adult dolphins and a calf were later seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny. Sea state 4. Wind NW.
One Bottlenose Dolphins

Half way through the survey, a lone bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging close the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny. Sea state 4. Wind N/NW.
Two Atlantic grey seals

Throughout the survey, two Atlantic grey seals were seen briefly in the water of the fish factory.

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13/08/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic grey seal

14 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair – Overcast. Sea state 2-5. Wind NW-SW.
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

Half an hour into the survey, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was sighted traveling south near the harbour wall. A further two dolphins joined them foraging in New Quay Harbour for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast. Sea state 5. Wind NW.
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

Dolphins were sighted throughout the survey with a mother and calf and another adult travelling north past the harbour wall. Here they continued to forage and another adult dolphin came and joined them in the last 15 minutes of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast – sunny. Sea state 3-4. Wind W-SW.
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins including a mother and calf were sighted leaping and foraging between New Quay Harbour wall and the cardinal buoy. The mother and calf swam into the harbour briefly before the group moved further out past the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull – Fair. Sea state 3. Wind NW.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

15 minutes into the survey, a male Atlantic grey seal was sighted in the water in front of the Harbour wall. Towards the end of the survey, a single bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast. Sea state 3. Wind WNW.
Five Bottlenose Dolphins

At the start of the survey, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was sighted in front of the harbour wall and a further single dolphin was seen foraging close to the cardinal buoy. The group remained around the harbour wall milling and foraging and another adult joined half way through the survey. The group moved out towards the cardinal buoy to forage in the second half of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast – rain. Sea state 2-3. Wind SW-WNW.
Two Bottlenose Dolphins

A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was sighted in the first half of the survey foraging near the cardinal buoy.

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12/08/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

13 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Fair. Sea state 3-4. Wind W-SW.

No Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull – Fair. Sea state 3. Wind NW.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

At the start of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy, and an Atlantic grey seal was seen swimming west towards the fish factory. In the second half of the survey a mother and calf and another adult dolphin were seen milling at the surface near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny-fair-overcast/dull. Sea state 3-4. Wind SW.
Five Bottlenose dolphins.

In the first half of the survey three bottlenose dolphins (including one calf) were seen foraging and leaping by the cardinal buoy. Towards the end of the survey three adult dolphins were seen travelling north-east from the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Sun and Showers-Sunny. Sea state 3. Wind SW.
Three Bottlenose dolphins.

Throughout the survey bottlenose dolphins were seen milling at the surface near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair-sunny-overcast/dull-rain. Sea state 3-4. Wind SW.
Five Bottlenose dolphins.

At the start of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the cardinal buoy. Later on two dolphins were seen travelling south towards the harbour wall, and a mother and calf were seen foraging around the harbour. At the end of the survey the mother and calf were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Sunny-Overcast/Dull. Sea state 4. Wind WSW.
Three Bottlenose dolphins.

Throughout the survey three dolphins were seen foraging around the harbour wall and the fish factory.

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