12/05/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins, Harbour Porpoise, Atlantic Grey Seals

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
May 12, 2018
Surveys Conducted:

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: sea state 1-2, visibility 1-10km, light swell
One of our Living Seas volunteers went on a two hour boat trip yesterday, during which they saw all of the Cardigan Bay Big Three. Bottlenose dolphins were seen tail slapping and leaping with herring gulls overhead, and a mother and calf were exhibiting close contact behaviour, characterised by staying within one body length of each other. Grey seals were seen in the water, and a lone harbour porpoise was also sighted travelling.