06/10/13 – Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals
1.5 hour survey, start time: 11:14
Weather conditions: sea state: 1-2, visibility >10km, light swell
Three bottlenose dolphins and one Atlantic grey seal
As soon as the survey started a bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging in New Quay harbour. After half an hour there was a sighting of an adult grey seal hauled out on a rock along the coastline towards Cwmtydu. Towards the end of the survey two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging as the boat came back into New Quay harbour.
1.5 hour survey, start time: 12:56
Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Five bottlenose dolphins and three Atlantic grey seals
At the beginning of the survey a female grey seal was seen in the water in New Quay harbour and shortly afterwards a bottlenose dolphin was spotted foraging next to the cardinal buoy. Further along the coastline two grey seals were spotted, one in the water and a few minutes later one hauled out on a rock off the coastline of Nanternis. On the way back into the New Quay harbour, four bottlenose dolphins were seen leaping and lunging in the water.