Calling all Marine Enthusiasts!

Dolphin in Cardigan Bay by Sarah Perry

Dolphin in Cardigan Bay by Sarah Perry

Summer may be far behind us but Cardigan Bay’s bottlenose dolphins are still regular visitors to New Quay Harbour Bay!

Local volunteers watching dolphins from land

Local volunteers watching dolphins from land

Our dedicated Wildlife Trust Living Seas volunteers at Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) are still conducting our important land based surveys when weather conditions are suitable. Since the start of November our volunteers have recorded a total of 57 dolphins and 11 Atlantic grey seals.

Yes, it can be cold but volunteer Dave Martin says watching dolphins leaping out of the water and throwing fish is well worth it.

When the wind and rain blows across the bay there is still plenty for our volunteers to do including boat survey data entry, running educational events, website and social media.

With so much to do we are still welcoming new volunteers into our Living Seas Team. We’re looking for anyone, living locally to New Quay, with passion and enthusiasm for protecting the sea and its inhabitants. You do not need a scientific background to get involved as all training is provided.

Volunteering at CBMWC is a great way to contribute to marine research and conservation, meet new people, experience Cardigan Bay’s marine life and gain experience in research, customer service and much more.

If you would like to get involved and volunteer with our research, education and awareness work then contact us via email or phone 01545 560024.

The Wildlife Trust volunteering programme at CBMWC is supported by the Volunteering in Wales Fund via Wales Council for Voluntary Action.