07/07/2014- bottlenose dolphins

07 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, seas state 2, wind direction NW
Six bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen intermittently during the survey. At the start of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling east through the survey. Later in the survey one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the fish factory and another was seen foraging by the Cardinal Buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind direction SW

No sightings

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05/07/14 – Bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoises and atlantic grey seals

06 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 13:45
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light to moderate swell
Five bottlenose dolphins, two harbour porpoises and one atlantic grey seal

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging, socialising and leaping very close to the boat near Bird’s Rock. Two harbour porpoises were seen near Llangrannog, milling near the surface. A male grey seal was later spotted in the water just before Bird’s rock near the end of the survey. Just before the end of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the fish factory heading towards the harbour.

2hr survey. Start time 15:48
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Five bottlenose dolphins and an atlantic grey seal

A bottlenose dolphin was seen close to the Cardinal buoy foraging. 10 minutes later a mother and calf bottlenose dolphin were seen traveling from the fish factory. Half way through the survey a grey seal was seen in the water off Ynys Lochtyn.  In the last 7 minutes two dolphins were seen near the fish factory foraging and later bow riding.

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05/07/2014- Bottlenose dolphins

06 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 2-3, wind direction N-NW
Three bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen during the first 1 hour of the survey.  The three dolphins were spotted around the Cardinal buoy foraging and chasing prey and later at the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/ sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey foraging at the Cardinal buoy. At the end of the survey the dolphins traveled towards the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey.  All seven were foraging near the harbour wall, including two mother dolphins and their calves.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW
One bottlenose dolphins

A bottlenose dolphin was seen in the last one hour of the survey. It was foraging and traveling between the harbour wall and the Cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the whole survey, with one remaining near the Cardinal buoy the entire time. The other seven were travelling between the fish factory and the harbour wall, occasionally foraging and milling around.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 2, wind direction NW- WNW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen in the first hour foraging, leaping and tail slapping between the fish factory and the Cardinal buoy. One of the four remained foraging at the Cardinal buoy for the whole survey.

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04/07/2014- Bottlenose dolphins

05 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/fair/rain, sea state 1, wind direction SE-S
Four bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen during throughout the survey. A mother and calf were seen traveling east into the survey area; they foraged near the harbour wall for 15minutes before traveling north east out towards the cardinal buoy. At the start of the survey another bottlenose was seen travelling west through the survey area.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/mist/rain, sea state 1, wind direction S
Three bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the first 30minutes of the survey. at the start of the survey a mother and calf were spotted travelling west by New Quay head. Then another bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging also at New Quay head.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: rain/overcast/dull, sea state 2-3, wind direction S
Three bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the last hour of the survey. All three were foraging near the harbour wall, including one chasing fish at the surface.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: rain, sea state 1, wind direction SW
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. Many were seen foraging near the end of the harbour wall for the whole survey. A pod with one calf was seen foraging near the Cardinal Buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/rain, sea state 2, wind direction SW, S, SE
14 bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the whole survey. At the start of the survey three were seen foraging near the harbour wall before travelling east towards New Quay head. Later in the survey a pod of six were seen travelling south into the survey area. Several socializing behaviours were observed, including  tail slaps, leaps and splashing at the surface.

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03/07/14 – Bottlenose dolphin and Atlantic grey seals

04 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:42
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility 1-10km, light to moderate swell
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and bow riding just out of New Quay harbour. Another bottlenose dolphin was seen further North of New Quay foraging. Two more dolphins were seen North East of Llangrannog leaping. Back in New Quay harbour another three bottlenose dolphins were spotted leaping and being very active.

2hr survey. Start time 12:50
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Ten bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic grey seal

A bottlenose dolphin was seen close to the wall in New Quay harbour. Another five dolphins, including two calves were spotted leaping and foraging further out in the harbour. An Atlantic grey seal was in seen in the water further North of New Quay. Another five dolphins were seen leaping when coming back into New Quay harbour.

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03/07/14 – Bottlenose dolphins

04 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea sate 3-4, wind direction SSE/S
One bottlenose dolphin

A bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging around the fish factory and later approached the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny/fair, sea state 2-3, wind direction S
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Several groups of bottlenose dolphins were foraging around the fish factory and cardinal buoy, including a mother and calf. There was also lots of social behaviour and leaping happening around the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/raining, sea state 3, wind direction SE/S
Eight bottlenose dolphins

A group of two dolphins were seen foraging around the fish factory and cardinal buoy, later on a group of six dolphins were spotted leaping and being very active.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/raining, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Six bottlenose dolphins

A group of two dolphins repeatedly went from the fish factory to the cardinal buoy foraging, while another dolphin was traveling around the harbour wall. Later on another group of 3 dolphins, including a calf, were spotted traveling around the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/sunny, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW
Eight bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic grey seal

A group of six bottlenose dolphins, including a calf, were seen around the fish factory leaping and foraging. An Atlantic grey seal was spotted by the harbour wall and another group of two bottlenose dolphins were also seen foraging at the cardinal buoy.

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02/07/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises and atlantic grey seals

03 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:39
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Seven adult bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen at the beginning of the survey foraging around Bird’s Rock. In the last half an hour four bottlenose dolphins were seen again at Bird’s Rock, one of which was bow riding. At the end of the survey a dolphin was spotted milling around near the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 12:50
Weather conditions: Sea state1-3, Visibility >10km, light swell
Fifteen bottlenose dolphins and one atlantic grey seal

One bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging at the beginning of the survey at the harbour wall. Seven were spotted later, including a mother with her juvenile and calf; foraging near Ynys Lochtyn. Twenty minutes later a female grey seal was seen hauled out near Cwmtydu. In the last four minutes of the survey seven were seen foraging near the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 14:54
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Four bottlenose dolphins, two harbour porpoises and five atlantic grey seal.

At the beginning of the survey four bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging and socialising near the fish factory. Half an hour later two harbour porpoises were seen at Ynys Lochtyn. In the last half an hour of the survey five female grey seals were seen. Three of which were hauled out near Cwmtydu, the other two were spotted in the water near Bird’s Rock.

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02/07/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins

03 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SW
Five bottlenose dolphins

Five bottlenose dolphins were all seen foraging and chasing fish around the fish factory with the occasional dolphin leaping and tail slapping.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SW/ S/ SE
Four bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen between the fish factory and the harbour wall. They spent most of their time foraging, with some leaping and tail slapping from a dolphin very close to the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Fair, sea state 1, wind direction S
One bottlenose dolphin

One bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the harbour wall in the last hour of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 2, wind direction N
Five bottlenose dolphins

Five bottlenose dolphins, including a mother and calf, were spotted milling around between the fish factory and the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast, sea state 1, wind direction SW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling past the harbour wall at the beginning of the survey

2hr survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: overcast, sea state 1, wind direction SW
8 bottlenose dolphins

8 bottlenose dolphins, including a mother and calf were seen between the fish factory and the harbour wall throughout the survey. This also included one that was spotted near the cardinal buoy chasing and catching fish.

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01/07/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

02 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:45
Weather conditions: Sea state 2, visibility >10km, light swell
Three adult bottlenose dolphins

The first pair of dolphins were seen at the beginning of the survey foraging around the harbour. The third was seen a few minutes later and was bow riding and travelling east.

2hr survey. Start time 12:45
Weather conditions: Sea state1-2, Visibility >10km, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins and two Atlantic grey seals

A group of three dolphins were seen foraging together 45 minutes in to the survey. Half an hour later a grey seal was seen hauled out and twenty minutes later another was spotted in the water.

4hr survey. Start time 14:25
Weather conditions: Sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Five bottlenose dolphins and three Atlantic grey seals

Four adults were seen twenty minutes in to the survey milling on the surface and another single adult dolphin was seen an hour and a half in to the survey travelling south. Three grey seals were also seen midway in to the survey, two in the water, and another female hauled out.

2hr survey. Start time 14:47
Weather conditions: Sea state 3-4, visibility >10km, light swell
One Atlantic grey seal.

A female grey seal was seen hauled out towards the end of the survey.

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01/07/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

02 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 07:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SE
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Seven bottlenose dolphins were seen all together in various groups. They were foraging around the fish factory and the cardinal buoy with good displays of leaping and tail slapping between the two.

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction SW to NW
Seven bottlenose dolphins

Seven bottlenose dolphins were seen, including a calf. They spent most of their time foraging around the fish factory with some leaping and tail slapping towards the end of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/overcast, sea state 1-3, wind direction N
Six bottlenose dolphins

The first bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy. Half way through the survey, three dolphins were spotted travelling around the harbour. These three dolphins then joined with two other adults near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 2, wind direction N
One Atlantic grey seal

The Atlantic grey seal was spotted travelling west near the harbour wall during the first half of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/overcast, sea state 3-4, wind direction N to NW

No sightings

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

No sightings

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