26/09/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

27 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. start time 0900
Weather conditions: sunny/fair/overcast, sea state 3-5, wind SW becoming WSW
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey, mainly foraging near the cardinal buy, occasionally displaying leaps.

2hr survey. start time 1100
Weather conditions: Overcast/fair, sea state 3 becoming 2, wind SW
Four bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

Dolphins were spotted in the bay throughout the survey. Some, including 007 came close to the harbour wall. One Atlantic grey seal was also seen close to the pier one hour into the survey.

2hr survey. start time 1300
Weather conditions: Overcast/fair, Sea state 2, Wind SW
Six bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were again seen for the entire period of the survey, mostly near the cardinal buoy.

2hr survey. start time 1500
Weather conditions: Overcast, Sea state 1-2, Wind N to NE
Five bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins including one calf were seen foraging near the cardinal buoy or travelling there throughout the survey. Some leaps were also recorded.

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25/09/2014: Bottlenose dolphins

26 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. start time 0900
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 2, wind SW
Six bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey with animals coming close into the harbour wall on many occasions displaying common foraging behaviour, and some leaps and jumps.

2hr survey. start time 1100
Weather conditions: Overcast/Mist, sea state 1, wind SW
Five bottlenose dolphins

At the beginning of the survey a group of four animals were foraging with leaps and jumps in the bay north of the harbour wall, with another animal foraging normally near the cardinal buoy. Animals continued to forage around the bay including close to the harbour wall for the entire survey.

2hr survey. start time 1300
Weather conditions: Overcast/Mist, Sea state 2, Wind S/SW
Eight bottlenose dolphins

Early in the survey seven dolphins were all foraging in the bay at once, with one individual traveling close into the harbour wall, and a group of three animals including a mother and calf leaping and splashing just a little further out. After a little while the animals moved out of the bay, and sometime later another individual was seen in the bay, foraging off the cliffs north of Dolau beach.

2hr survey. start time 1500
Weather conditions: Overcast/Rain, Sea state 2, Wind SW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Early in the survey one bottlenose dolphin began foraging out in the bay off Traeth Gwyn. Half way into the survey another individual also began foraging in the bay amongst the bay moorings. The animals continued to move around the bay for the rest of the survey showing normal foraging behaviour with deep dives.

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24/09/2014: Bottlenose dolphins

25 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09.00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1/2, wind NW/WNW
Three Bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey one Bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging and leaping near the fish factory.  Two dolphins then joined the single dolphin and continued to mingle near the surface.  Towards the end of the survey the three dolphins separated into two groups once again.

2hr survey. Start time 11.00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny/overcast, sea state 3/4/5, wind SE/NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 13.00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 4, wind NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15.00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3/4, wind NNW/NW

No sightings

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23/09/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

24 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 12:00
Weather conditions: sea state 1-4, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Six bottlenose dolphins and five Atlantic grey seals

Three bottlenose dolphins were seen in New Quay harbour, foraging, including one calf. Three more dolphins were seen near the fish factory, two juveniles and one adult. Four grey seals were seen just north of Ynys Lochtyn hauled out on the beach, including two new born pups. Another adult seal was seen hauled on another beach nearby.

2hr survey. Start time 14:00
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Six Atlantic grey seals

One adult female grey seal was seen in the water just south of Cwn Tydu followed by another bull shortly after. Near here, two seal pups were seen hauled out on the beach and two adults were seen close by in the water.

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23/09/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

24 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast/ rain
Thee bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen towards the end of the survey, a group of three were seen towards the cardinal buoy including one calf. At first the group appeared to be travelling east, and then began to forage at depth.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny/ overcast
Six bottlenose dolphins

Dolphins were seen all throughout the survey, at several points in the survey, a total of six dolphins were seen in three separate groups. All groups appeared to be foraging, except one lone adult who traveled off north.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: fair/overcast
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two dolphins were seen foraging and travelling NW at the beginning of the survey. One female Atlantic grey seal was very briefly spotted close to the harbour wall.

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: overcast/rain
Three bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal

One grey seal was seen near the fish factory towards the beginning of the survey. Right at the end of the survey, two dolphins were seen travelling NE and one dolphin was seen foraging near the cardinal buoy.

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22/09/14: Atlantic grey seals

23 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 14:00
Weather conditions: sea state1/2/3, visibility >10km, light swell
Five Atlantic grey seals

Four Atlantic grey seals, including two cubs were seen hauled out near Cymtydu, underneath the coastal path. One female was predicted to be heavily pregnant. Later, an individual female adult Atlantic grey seal was seen.

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22/09/14: Bottlenose dolphins

23 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 1, wind S/SW/SSW
Two bottlenose dolphins

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging close to the Cardinal Buoy for the duration of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 11:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind SW
Two bottlenose dolphins

A mother and calf pair were seen foraging close to the Cardinal Buoy for the first hour of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state ½, wind NW

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 15:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind N/NW

No sightings

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21/09/14: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

22 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 10:00
Weather conditions: sea state 1/2, visibility >10km, light swell
Four bottlenose dolphins and four Atlantic grey seals

Two bottlenose dolphins, a mother and calf were seen foraging near the fish factory; a Atlantic grey seal was also seen in the water. A male Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water near Cyn Tydu. Another Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water near the peninsula at Llangrannog.  On returning to the harbour, another mother and calf were seen.

2hr survey. Start time 12:00
Weather conditions: sea state 1/2, visibility >10km, light swell
Two bottlenose dolphins and seven Atlantic grey seals

A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the fish factory at the start of the survey. One adult Atlantic grey seal was seen in the water near Bird’s rock. Between Ynys- lochin and the peninsula at Llangrannog, six grey seals were seen in the water.

2hr survey. Start time 14:30
Weather conditions: sea state 2/3, visibility >10km, light swell
Two bottlenose dolphins and five grey seals

Three adult Atlantic grey seals were seen in the water near the peninsula at Llangrannog. A further two grey seals were seen in the water near Cwntydu. Two bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging near the fish factory.

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21/09/14: Bottlenose dolphins & Atlantic grey seals

22 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind ESE/E/ENE/NE

Four bottlenose dolphins and an Atlantic grey seal

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in the bay and were later joined by two more individuals. One adult grey seal was seen in the water by the fish factory.

 

2hr survey. Start time 11:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind NE/N

Five bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins were seen for the duration of the 2 hour survey foraging between the fish factory and the cardinal buoy. Two adults were joined by a mother and calf during the second hour.

 

2hr survey. Start time 13:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind W/NW

Two bottlenose dolphins

At the end of the survey, two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the fish factory.

 

2hr survey. Start time 15:00

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1-2 wind NW

Two bottlenose dolphins

At the start of the survey, one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging near the pier and was later joined by another individual. The two individuals were seen foraging together for a short while and left before the start of the second hour

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20/09/14: Atlantic grey seals

21 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 09:00
Weather conditions: fair, sea state 1/2/3, wind NW/NNW/N

No sightings

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

Thirty minutes into the survey one female Atlantic grey seal was seen briefly, swimming just in front of the Pier.

2hr survey. Start time 13:00
Weather conditions: overcast/dull, sea state 3, wind NNW

No sightings

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

At the end of the survey one Atlantic grey seal was seen very close to the harbour wall traveling east into New Quay bay.

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