14/07/2014- Bottlenose Dolphins and Grey Seals

15 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time 7:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/ Fair, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction S/SE
Three Bottlenose dolphins and one grey seal

At the beginning of the survey one grey seal was seen swimming at the end of the harbour wall. Later on in the survey three bottlenose dolphins, including one juvenile, were seen foraging towards the swimming area in the bay close to the lifeboat station.

2hr Survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Fair/ Overcast, Sea state 1, Wind direction S
Three bottlenose dolphins

Three Bottlenose dolphins, including one juvenile, were seen throughout the survey foraging in front of the harbour wall and within the bay close to the lifeboat station.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ dull, Sea state 1, Wind direction SE
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins, including one juvenile, were seen foraging towards the fish factory for the majority of the survey.

2hr Survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ dull, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction S

No sightings.

2hr Survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ Rain, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction SW

No sightings.

2hr Survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ Rain, Sea state 2, Wind direction NW/SW

No sightings.

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13/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins and an Atlantic Grey Seal

14 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state 4, Wind direction NW.
Two bottlenose dolphins, one Atlantic grey seal

In the last hour of the survey two dolphins were seen foraging close to the harbour wall. An Atlantic Grey Seal was also seen next to the wall.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state 4-5, Wind direction NW.
Two bottlenose dolphins

Halfway through the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging around the Cardinal Buoy.

2hr Survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull to Fair, Sea state 4-5, Wind direction N-NW.

No Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state 2-3, Wind direction N-W.
Two Bottlenose dolphins

At the end of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging north of the harbour wall, before travelling towards the fish factory.

2hr Survey. Start time 17:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2-3, Wind direction NW.
Two Bottlenose dolphins

In the last fifteen minutes two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging off the end of the harbour wall.

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12/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

13 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

8hr Survey. Start time: 09:08
Weather conditions: Sea State ranging 1-3. Visibility generally >10 with spells of 1-10, light swell
15 Bottlenose dolphins and two grey seals

At the beginning of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in the bay, with a male and a female seen further down the coast to the west. Three bottlenose dolphins, (two adults and a juvenile) were later seen foraging, tail slapping and bow riding near Llangranog, and another adult and juvenile pair foraging and leaping near Aberporth. A grey seal was seen hauled out just west of Aberporth. Near Mwnt three adult bottle nose dolphins were seen foraging, tail slapping and travelling South East. Another adult Grey Seal was seen in the water near to cardigan island, and the earlier group of three Bottlenose Dolphins was seen again foraging and tail slapping. Some way off the coast on the return trip another mother and juvenile pair were seen tail slapping, and a single adult playing.

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12/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins

13 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state 1, Wind direction S.
Six Bottlenose dolphins

For the majority of the first half of the survey three Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy, with a fourth in the bay just north of the harbour wall. Later two more dolphins joined leaving four dolphins near the cardinal buoy, one just off the harbour wall to the east, and another foraging near the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/dull, Sea state 1, Wind direction SW.
Three Bottlenose Dolphins

Near the beginning of the survey a single bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the fish factory, with a further two (one being a juvenile) traveling west towards that area. Later in the survey three bottlenose dolphins (including one juvenile) were once again seen foraging near the fish factory, two of which were later seen travelling east towards the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/Dull with some rain, Sea state 1, wind direction NW-SW
Four Bottlenose Dolphins

For the first half of the survey three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging between the cardinal buoy and the fish factory, with a fourth joining them briefly.

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11/07/2014 – Harbour Porpoise, Bottlenose Dolphins and Grey Seals

12 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time: 10:43
Weather conditions: Sea State 1, visibility 1-10, light swell
Ten Bottlenose dolphins, three Harbour porpoises and two grey seals.

Three Harbour porpoises were seen at the beginning of the survey off shore near Cwm Tydu. Later on three Bottlenose dolphins, one of which was a calf was seen near Ynys Lochtyn leaping and tail slapping. Another seven bottlenose dolphins were also seen, and two female grey seals near Cwm Tydu and birds rock respectively.

2hr Survey. Start time: 12:49
Weather conditions: Sea state 1, visibility >10, light swell
Five  Bottlenose dolphins and six grey seals

Two female grey seals were seen at the beginning of the survey, one hauled out and one in the water. Later on four Bottlenose dolphins were seen in quick succession, the first two were travelling east from Llangrannog, the other two foraging and leaping in the same area. A male and female grey seal was also seen.

2hr Survey. Start time: 14:50
Weather Conditions: Sea State 1-2, visibility >10, light swell
Two Bottlenose dolphins, three Grey Seals

Two grey seals were seen at the beginning of the survey round the corner from the fish factory, with a further grey seal been seen later on. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near Cwmtydu.

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11/07/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins

12 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 9:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, wind direction SW
Six Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. A group of three dolphins were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy for the majority of the survey, with a lone dolphin foraging just in front of the harbour wall. A further bottlenose dolphin joined the foraging group at the cardinal buoy, and towards the end of the survey one was witnessed foraging near the fish factory.

2hr Survey. Start time: 11:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, wind direction SW
Five Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey. Three dolphins were initially seen near the fish factory and were heading east to the cardinal buoy. A further two were seen foraging just off the lifeboat station and eventually headed towards the reef. Towards the end of the survey they all congregated aroud the cardinal buoy where they were foraging.

2hr Survey. Start time: 13:00
Weather conditions: Sunny/ fair, Sea state 1, wind direction NW
Four Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen within the first hour of the survey only. There were two adults and one juvenile all congregated around the cardinal buoy area, displaying leaps and tail slaps. A further dolphin joined the initial three, where foraging took place until an hour into the survey when they travelled west out of the area.

2hr Survey. Start time: 15:00
Weather conditions: Fair, Sea state 1, wind direction NW
Three Bottlenose dolphins and One Sunfish

Three bottlenose dolphins were sighted within the first hour of the survey, plus one sunfish. The dolphins stayed around the fish factory are where they were seen foraging and mingling at the surface.

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10/07/2014 – Bottlenose dolphins and Grey Seals

11 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 10:43
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-2. Visibility >10, light swell
Six bottlenose dolphins

All six bottlenose dolphins were seen within the first 40 minutes of the survey, with the first dolphin seen close to the fish factory. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were then seen foraging again round near the fish factory. A further lone adult was seen foraging near Ynys Lochtyn.

2hr survey. Start time 13:13
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3. Visibility >10, light swell
One Grey Seal

One Grey Seal was seen in the water within the last half hour of the boat survey towards Ynys Lochtyn.

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10/07/2014 – Bottlenose Dolphins and Grey Seals

11 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr Survey. Start time 9:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 1, wind direction NW
Eight bottlenose dolphins, two Atlantic Grey Seals

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with two grey seals seen three quarters of an hour into the survey. The dolphins were in various locations, with sighting off New Quay head and close to the cardinal buoy. The dolphins were mostly foraging, with prey being chased at the surface.

2hr Survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ dull, sea state 1, wind direction NW
Four Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, with a juvenile also seen within a group of three. The group of three bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging by the cardinal buoy throughout the majority of the survey.

2hr Survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: Overcast/ Fair, sea state 1, wind direction NW
Four bottlenose dolphins

Four bottlenose dolphins were seen in total throughout the majority of the survey, including one juvenile. However, for a period of 15 minutes the dolphins were not visible, with the majority of the activity occurring around the cardinal buoy, including foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1, wind direction NW
Six Bottlenose dolphins

Six Bottlenose dolphins were seen at the beginning of the survey, displaying surface leaps and travelling away from the cardinal buoy.

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09/07/2014-Atlantic grey seals

10 July 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 3-4, wind direction NW
One Atlantic grey seal

45minutes into the survey an Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water close to the pier.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull/sunny, sea state 4-5, wind direction NE/N/NW
Two Atlantic grey seals

30minutes into the survey an Atlantic grey seal was spotted in the water and swimming close to New Quay Head and was seen for the rest of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 4-3, wind direction NW
Two Atlantic grey seals

At the start of the survey one Atlantic grey seal was seen close to the pier, 15 minutes into the survey another Atlantic grey seal was appeared close by. Both were seen for the first hour of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind direction NW-WNW

No sightings

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08/07/2014 – Atlantic Grey Seals

09 July 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time: 12:52
Weather Conditions: Sea state 2-3. Visibility >10, light swell
Three Atlantic Grey Seals

One male and one female grey seal were seen near Birds Rock at the beginning of the survey, with another (unknown sex) seen half an hour later near Ynys Lochtyn.

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