Category: Marine

The Sea Empress: twenty years on

Dyfed Wildlife Trust Magazine cover, August 1996 Many of our readers and members will remember the fateful date of 15 February 1996. The Sea Empress,

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Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre’s ShoreFin Project Report 2015

ShoreFin is our dedicated land-based bottlenose dolphin photo-ID project. Since 2005 CBMWC researchers have been photographing bottlenose dolphin dorsal fins as part of our ongoing

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Proposed New Marine Protected Areas Could Help Protect Wildlife in Wales

On 19 January 2016, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) launched a consultation on proposals to create six new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Welsh seas. Our

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Queen scallop by Amy Lewis

Time For Action – Save Our Seabed

Queen scallop by Amy Lewis Welsh Scallop fishery consultation The Welsh Government had suspended the consultation due to technical glitches with the online form. This

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Dolphin by Milly Metcalfe

Perfect Christmas Gifts

Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphin Adopt a Cardigan Bay Dolphin Or a Dolphin survey Boat Trip Gift Voucher Looking for something different to buy your loved ones

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Common Blenny by Jack Perks

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Gets The Green Light

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has been engaged with these proposals throughout the planning process. Common Blenny by Jack PerksOur biggest concerns

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Common dolphins by Eleanor Stone

An unexpected visitor

Since early January the marine team at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) have been monitoring an unusual occurrence in New Quay Bay. The

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Jewel anemones by Sally Sharrock

Wales takes the plunge into protecting seas

Today (Friday 12 December) the Welsh Government designated its first Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ).  This announcement means that the seas around Skomer Island off the

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Basking Shark by JP Trenque

Megafauna Hotspots: the Missing Link in Marine Protection

New report highlights need to protect important places for dolphins, whales and basking sharks Today (4 November) a new report identifies four important Welsh ‘megafauna

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Island Adventures on Skomer

August has arrived on Skomer Island. With sadness we have seen our seabirds leave for their feeding grounds. The cliffs are quieter as the Guillemot

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Sabellaria close up by Laura Mears

Honeycomb worms – ecosystem engineers

Although we do not have coral reefs in Welsh waters, there are a number of marine plants and animals whose hard skeletons and tubes form

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Future Fisheries

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has recently embarked on a new project relating to the fishing industry in Wales. Fishing Boat –

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