Boat Based Sightings
May 7, 2018
Atlantic Grey seal, Bottlenose dolphin, Gannets, Harbour porpoise, Manx shearwaters
07/04/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins, Harbour Porpoise, Atlantic Grey Seals
Weather conditions: sea state 0-3, visibility 0-10km, light swell
The Living Seas volunteers undertook an 8 hour boat survey during which all of the Cardigan Bay Big Three were spotted. A few bottlenose dolphin groups (including 2 juvenile individuals) were seen during the trip. 6 harbour porpoises were also seen, with 3 animals coming within 100m of the boat. Atlantic grey seals were spotted, including males, females and juvenile both in the water and hauled out onto the shoreline. Bird species were also prevalent, including whimbrels, manx shearwaters and a shelduck.