5.5hr survey. Start time 11:30
Weather conditions: sea state 2, visibility >10km, light swell
12 bottlenose dolphins, 1 harbour porpoise and 1 Atlantic grey seal
Our first sighting was at 13:00 where a male Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water around 8 miles off the coast of Aberystwyth. We then spotted 3 bottlenose dolphins travelling east across Cardigan Bay. There was another sighting of 9 bottlenose dolphins in the same area soon after. These animals were travelling west, bow riding and leaping. A harbour porpoise was spotted around 16:30 off the coast of Aberaeron. The animal was travelling in a north easterly direction.