17/09/14: Bottlenose dolphins

18 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 0900
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2/3, wind NE/NNE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1100
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind E/NE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1300
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2/3, wind N/NW/NE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1500
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind NE

2 dolphins – one a calf – were seen for most of the second half of the study, foraging in the harbour.

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15/09/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

16 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1200
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
One bottlenose dolphin and two Atlantic grey seals

One bottlenose dolphin was spotted travelling SE in New Quay harbour. One male Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water just south of Cwm Tydu and one seal pup was seen hauled out on a beach near the peninsula at Llangrannog.

2hr survey. Start time 1400
Weather conditions: 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Three Atlantic grey seals

One adult female grey seal was spotted eating in the water offshore from Cwm Tydu. One young pup was seen hauled out on the beach near the peninsula at Llangrannog. And another adult grey seal was seen in the water south of Cwn Tydu.

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15/09/14: Bottlenose dolphins

16 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 0900
Weather conditions: fair-overcast/dull, sea state 2, wind E/NE
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was seen towards the beginning of the survey foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 1100
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/sunny, sea state 1/2, wind direction NE/N
Three bottlenose dolphins

One bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling east halfway through the survey. followed by two bottlenose dolphins being spotted near the cardinal buoy foraging, and remained for the remained of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 1300
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 3, wind direction NE
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were again spotted near the cardinal buoy foraging, one a possible juvenile. The dolphins then appeared to travel off to the north halfway through the survey.

2hr survey. start time 1500
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 2/3, wind direction N

No sightings

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14/09/14: Bottlenose dolphins

15 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 0900
Weather conditions: Fair to sunny, sea state 2, wind N/NE

No sightings

2hr survey. 1100
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction E/SE

A group of bottlenose dolphins, including a calf, were seen at the beginning of the survey near the cardinal buoy. An individual was also seen close to the group for a short time.

2hr survey. Start time 1300
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SE/S

A group of bottlenose dolphins including a calf were seen were seen at the beginning of the survey mingling around the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 1500
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 2, Wind direction SE/E

A pair of bottlenose dolphins were seen at the beginning of the survey between the harbour wall and the fish factory, as well as a single animal in the harbour, both foraging

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14/09/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals

15 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1003
Weather conditions: Sea state 2-3, visibility1-10/>10km, light swell
Three Atlantic grey seals and two bottlenose dolphins

Two seals were seen twenty minutes into the survey with another one an hour later. A bottlenose dolphin was seen when returning to New Quay harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 1200
Weather conditions: Sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Two Atlantic grey seals

A seal pup was seen hauled out the beach and an adult was spotted in the water.

2hr survey. Start time 1405
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Four Atlantic grey seals and three bottlenose dolphins

Two seal pups were seen hauled out with a further two adults spotted in the water.

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13/09/2014- Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and sunfish

14 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1200
Weather conditions: Sea state 2, visibility >10km, light swell
Five Atlantic grey seals

Two grey seals, one adult and one juvenile, were spotted hauled out near Bird’s rock. Shortly after, three Atlantic grey seals, including one juvenile were seen just south of Cwn Tydu hauled out on the rocks.

4hr survey. Start time 1420
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, visibility 1-10/>10km, light swell
Seven bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Five bottlenose dolphins, including one calf, were spotted foraging and tail-slapping offshore from New Quay. Further offshore two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging. Back inland near Bird’s rock one grey seal was spotted.

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13/09/2014: bottlenose dolphins and grey seals

14 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 0900
Weather conditions: overcast/sunny, sea state 2, wind NE
Three grey seals

Grey seals were seen bottling in New Quay bay at the start and end of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 1100
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind NE
Ten bottlenose dolphins and two grey seals

Seals and bottlenose dolphins were spotted towards the end of the survey, mostly conducting deep dives, thought to be foraging. Some bottlenose dolphin calves were also seen in some of the groups.

2hr survey. Start time 1300
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2, wind SE/S
Five bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were far out in the bay at the start of the survey but then appeared to disperse as the survey went on.

2hr survey. Start time 1500
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 2, wind SE

No sightings

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12/09/2014: bottlenose dolphins

13 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

12/09/2014: bottlenose dolphins

2hr survey. Start time 0900
Weather conditions: Overcast, Sea state 2, wind N
Six bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins were seen foraging in New Quay bay for the entire survey. They also moved in around the harbour and the swimming area.

2hr survey. Start time 1100
Weather conditions: Overcast/sunny, Sea state 2, wind S/SSE
Six bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and leaping around the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 1300
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind NW
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and leaping abound the cardinal buoy for the first hour and a half of the survey.

2hr survey. start time 1500
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2-3, wind SW
One bottlenose dolphin

No sightings.

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12/09/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

13 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

12/09/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

2hr survey. Start time 1200
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins and five Atlantic grey seals

Three Atlantic grey seals were seen in between Cwm Tydu and Ynys Lochtyn. Two were in the water and one was hauled out. Three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging off Cwm Tydu. There was also a hauled out female and her pup by bird’s rock.

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11/09/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins and atlantic grey seals

12 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

4hr survey. start time 1000
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
14 bottlenose dolphins and three atlantic grey seals

Immediately at the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen in New Quay bay. Sometime later another individual was seen Travelling NE off the coast from Aberaeron. A little further up the coast two more individuals were seen, and shortly afterwards four more individuals joined them. Another two dolphins were seen a short time afterwards leaping and swimming fast in the same area. On the return trip three atlantic grey seals were seen, an adult female and an adult male both in the water, and a seal pup on the shore nearby.

2hr survey. start time 1200
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Six bottlenose dolphins and two atlantic grey seals

Just around the headland of New Quay bay, near to birds rock, an atlantic grey seal pup was seen on the shore, shortly afterwards an adult was seen nearby. A little down the coast from cwmtudu three bottlenose dolphins were seen, and a further three including a juvenile seen off ynys lochtyn headland.

2hr survey. start time 1400
Weather conditions: sea state 2/3, visibility 1-10/ >10km, light swell
Two bottlenose dolphins and three atlantic grey seals.

Near birds rock a single atlantic grey seal pup was seen on the shore. At adult was seen in the water down the coast from cwmtudu. On the return trip another atlantic grey seal adult was seen hauled out on the shore near birds rock. As the boat returned into New Quay bay, two bottlenose dolphins (a mother and calf) were seen foraging off the headland.

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