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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18/09/2014: Atlantic grey seals

20 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1200
Weather conditions: sea state 3, visibility 1-10km/ >10km, light swell
Four Atlantic grey seals

A male grey seal was spotted with a new-born pup below the land slip. Further on during the survey, a female grey seal was seen with a new-born pup.

2hr survey. Start time 1400
Weather conditions: sea state2/3, visibility >10km. light swell
Eight Atlantic grey seals

Between 1500 and 1530 a total of eight grey seals were spotted during the survey, three of them cubs.

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19/09/14: Bottlenose dolphins & Atlantic grey seal

20 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 0900
Weather conditions: sunny/fair/overcast, sea state 2/3, wind E/SE

A mother and calf were seen travelling and foraging together, and were later joined by a foraging individual. They were present throughout the whole of the two hour survey.

2hr survey. Start time 1100
Weather conditions: overcast/rain, sea state 2, wind E/SE

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and travelling near to the fish factory at the start of the survey.

2hr survey. Start time 1300
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 2, wind N/NE

Two dolphins were seen foraging and moved out of the survey area. An Atlantic grey seal was seen around 1400, near to the fish factory.

2hr survey. Start time 1500
Weather conditions: sunny/overcast, sea state 2, wind N/NE/SE

A mother and calf bottlenose dolphin group were seen for the majority of the survey foraging near the fish factory. An individual dolphin later joined them, also foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 1700
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind SE

Three dolphins were recorded milling at the surface, and were later joined by 2 individuals. The five dolphins were seen around the fish factory for the remainder of the survey.

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17/09/2014: Atlantic grey seals

18 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1200
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility >10km, light swell
One Atlantic grey seal

One seal pup was seen hauled out on the beach at Bird’s rock.

2hr survey. Start time 1400
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility 1-10/>10km, light swell
Four Atlantic grey seals

One seal pup was again seen hauled out on the beach at Bird’s rock, two adult seals (one male and one female) were seen swimming south of Cwn Tydu. Another adult female seal was seen in the water off Bird’s rock.

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16/09/2014: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

18 September 2014 Categories: Boat Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1000
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility 1-10/>10km, light swell
Two Atlantic grey seals and five bottlenose dolphins

One seal pup was seen hauled out on the beach at Bird’s rock and another adult seal was spotted hauled out on a beach south of Cwn Tydu. Five bottlenose dolphins, including two calves, were seen slowly travelling west offshore near the peninsula at Llangrannog.

2hr survey. Start time 1200
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Two Atlantic grey seals and three bottlenose dolphins

One adult male seal was seen in the water near Cwn Tydu, and one seal pup was seen hauled out on the beach nearby. Two adult bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging near the peninsula at Llangrannog, and shortly after another dolphin was seen, also foraging.

2hr survey. Start time 1400
Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Two Atlantic grey seals and two bottlenose dolphins

Two seals were seen hauled on the beaches around Bird’s rock, one adult and one pup. Two dolphins, a mother and calf were seen travelling east and then feeding near Ynys Lochtyn.

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17/09/14: Bottlenose dolphins

18 September 2014 Categories: Land Based Sightings, Sightings

2hr survey. Start time 0900
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 2/3, wind NE/NNE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1100
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 3, wind E/NE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1300
Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2/3, wind N/NW/NE

No sightings

2hr survey. Start time 1500
Weather conditions: fair/sunny, sea state 3, wind NE

2 dolphins – one a calf – were seen for most of the second half of the study, foraging in the harbour.

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