31/07/14: 9 bottlenose dolphins, 6 Atlantic grey seals, 2 harbour porpoise

01 August 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:10
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility >10km. Light swell.
Four bottlenose dolphins. One Atlantic grey seal. Two harbour porpoise.

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in bay just outside New Quay harbour. Around the headland to the west of New Quay a female grey seal was seen in the water. Off the coast of Ynys Lochtyn two harbour porpoise, one of which was a young animal, were seen foraging. On the return trip two bottlenose dolphins were spotted just off the harbour wall in New Quay bay.

2hr survey. Start time 12:23
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility variable 1-10km and >10km. Light to medium swell.
Four bottlenose dolphins. One Atlantic grey seal.

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen foraging in new quay bay. A male grey seal was then seen in the water near the coast towards Ynys Lochtyn. On the return trip two more bottlenose dolphins were seen in the bay.

2hr survey. start time 14:20
Weather coditions: sea state 2-3. Visibility >10km. Light swell.
One bottlenose dolphin. Four Atlantic grey seals.

In New quay bay at the beginning of the survey a sinlge bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and leaping. At birds rock two Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water. Near Cwmtydu a further two grey seals including one female were seen hauled out on rocks.

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31/07/14: Bottlenose Dolphins

01 August 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull. Sea state 2-3. Wind NNW.
Five bottlenose dolphins.

Halfway through the survey a bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging just off the harbour wall. A group of three bottlenose dolphins (including one young animal) were also seen foraging in the bay between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory. This group were around for the rest of the survey and later travelling south just past the end of the harbour wall.

2hr survey. start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull with brief periods of fair and rain. Sea state 1-2. Wind SSW-W.
Five bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with a mother can calf foraging just off the end of the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey, and another individual travelling past the end of the wall. these individuals were continually seen foraging throughout the bay, and soon a second mother and calf pair were also seen in the bay giving a total of 5 animals in the bay.

2hr survey. start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/fair. Sea state 1. Wind SW.
Six bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with individuals foraging just off the harbour wall for the first half of the survey. A mother and calf were seen half way through the survey foraging near the cardinal buoy. Five bottlenose dolphins were there seen foraging and tail slapping near the fish factory. These individuals moved around the bay and toward the end of the survey there were 4 individuals including one calf foraging and tail slapping in the bay just off Traeth Dolau.

2hr survey. start time 15.00
Weather conditions: fair. Sea state 1. Wind W-NW.
Three bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins were seen for the majority of the survey, with individuals foraging out in the bay near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Fair. Sea state 1. Wind W-S.
Four bottlenose dolphins.

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen at the beginning of the survey near the carinal buoy, where they remained for the majority of the survey, at one stage coming close into the harbour wall to forage. Two further individuals were seen foraging near the fish factory and two dolphins were seen travelling across the bay. Near the end of the survey four dolphins including one calf were seen travelling fast, with splashy leaps west across the bay towards the fish factory.

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30/07/14: Three Atlantic grey seals, One Harbour porpoise, Two Bottlenose dolphins

31 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:16
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
One harbour porpoise, two bottlenose dolphins

Between Ynys Lochtyn and Cwmtydu a harbour porpoise was initially seen foraging under a raft of Kittiwakes. Two adult bottlenose dolphins (ID 036 and 007, CBMWC database) were then observed chasing and attacking the porpoise. The encounter lasted for over 10 minutes before one dolphin headed away from the coast and the other dolphin and porpoise were lost in the sun’s glare.

2hr survey. Start time 12:25
Weather conditions: sea state 4-3, visibility >10km, light swell
One Atlantic grey seal

A female Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water towards Ynys Lochtyn/

2hr survey. Start time 14:14
Weather conditions: sea state 3-4, visibility >10km, light swell
Six Atlantic grey seals

Five adult Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water towards Ynys Lochtyn. Another was seen a few minutes later, also in the water.

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30/07/14: No sightings

31 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind W/SW

No sightings.

2hr survey/ Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind W

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind S/SW

No sightings.

2hr survey. State time: 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-2, wind W/SW

No sightings.

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29/07/14: Two Bottlenose dolphins, five Atlantic grey seals and one harbour porpoise

30 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 12:20
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
One harbour porpoise and two Atlantic grey seals

A single harbour porpoise was sighted off shore from Llangrannog. Two Atlantic grey seals were spotted between Ynys Lochtyn and Cwmtydu.

2hr survey. Start time 14:17
Weather conditions: sea state 2-1, visibility >10km, light swell
Three Atlantic grey seals and two Bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen near the New Quay harbour and were foraging. The three Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water at Ynys Lochtyn.

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29/07/14: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

30 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start 07:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, fair, sunny, sea state 1, wind SSE, SW
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was encountered in the last fifteen minutes of the watch and was seen travelling South East.

2hr survey. Start 9:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, fair, sea state 1 /2, wind SW
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

One bottlenose dolphin was spotted in the first fifteen minutes and was mingling at the surface. Another three bottlenose dolphins were then seen in the next fifteen minute interval. These dolphins then joined together to form a pod and were seen to be foraging. The four dolphins stayed for another half an hour and headed off in a North East direction. In the last half hour an Atlantic grey seal was spotted near the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind NW
One Atlantic grey seal

One Atlantic grey seal was seen in the first fifteen minutes, travelling towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind W

No sightings

2hr survey. Start 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen and are known to be Nick and her calf. Another dolphin was also spotted in the same interval and known to be dolphin 244. The three dolphins were seen for the rest of the survey and were staying around the reef and taking long dives to forage.

2hr survey. Start 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 2, wind NW

No sightings

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28/07/14: Bottlenose dolphins

29 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start 07:00
Weather conditions: fair/ overcast, sea state 3, wind N
Three bottlenose dolphins

In the second half of the survey a bottlenose dolphin was seen travelling East. A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin stayed in New Quay bay for 45 minutes surfacing regularly and thought to be foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 3-4, wind NNW/NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

A mother and calf were seen for the first hour of the survey, diving for relatively long periods of time, presumably foraging at depth. An adult dolphin occasionally travelled with them, also assumed to be foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/ sunny, sea state 3-4, wind NNW
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was observed for 1hr 45mins diving for long periods of time near the cardinal buoy, presumably foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 4, wind N

No sightings.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3-4, wind NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the first quarter of the survey. One stayed for a short time near the cardinal buoy, before a pair of adults were seen travelling North near the reef.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 3, wind NW

No sightings.

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27/07/14: Six Bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

28 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 12:15
Weather conditions: sea state 3, visibility >10km, light to moderate swell
One Atlantic grey seal

A single female Atlantic grey was sighted in the water between Ynys Lochtin and Cwmtydu.

2hr survey. Start time 14:26
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility 1-10km, light swell

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 16:20
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light to moderate swell
Two bottlenose dolphins

Ten minutes into the survey, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were seen foraging off New Quay headland. They were sighted for the next half an hour travelling and foraging along the coastline towards Cwmtydu.

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27/07/14: Bottlenose Dolphins

28 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2-4, wind NW/WSW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 3-4, wind NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 2, wind NW/SSW

In the second half of the survey, a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were seen travelling west towards the harbour wall. They then swam North to the fish factory and began to forage.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind SW

No sightings

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26/07/14: 16 Bottlenose dolphins and 18 Atlantic Grey Seals

27 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

26/07/14: 16 Bottlenose dolphins and 18 Atlantic Grey Seals

2hr survey. Start time 10:05
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility >10km, light swell
Seven bottlenose dolphins and four Atlantic grey seals

One Male Atlantic Grey Seal was seen in the water offshore from Cwm Tydu. Seven bottlenose dolphins were seen around Ynys Lochtyn foraging. Then a further 3 Atlantic grey seals (all female) were seen in between Ynys Lochtyn abs Cwm Tydu.

2hr survey. Start time 12:01
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Six bottlenose dolphins, and two Atlantic grey seal

One female Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out at birds rock. Six Bottlenose dolphins were seen off Ynys Lochtyn foraging. Another Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out at Cwm Tydu.

2hr survey. Start time 12:17
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins, and 10 Atlantic grey seal

One Bottlenose dlphin was seen from a distance in New Quay Bay. One Atlantic grey seal was seen hauled out at birds rock and several more were seen in the water (all female) in between Ynys Lochtyn and Cwm Tydu. Two dolphins were also seen here but once again it was from a large distance.

2hr survey. Start time 14:21
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Two Atlantic grey seal

Two Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water in between Ynys Lochtyn and Cwm Tydu

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