14/04/2018: Bottlenose Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise, Atlantic Grey Seal

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
April 14, 2018
Surveys Conducted:

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: sea state 1-3, visibility >10km , light swell

The Living Seas volunteers undertook an 8 hour boat survey during which all of the Cardigan Bay Big Three were spotted. 23 bottlenose dolphins, part of 5 different groups, were seen throughout the day. They displayed a variety of behaviour: approaching the boat, bow riding and leaping. 5 harbour porpoises were also observed. Over 100 Atlantic grey seals were sighted, 89 hauled out on a beach with a further 20 in the water.