07/05/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins, Harbour Porpoise, Atlantic Grey Seals

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
May 7, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
1

Survey Observations

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.