19/04/2018: Bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise, Atlantic grey seals

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
April 19, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

19/04/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins,  harbour porpoise,  Atlantic grey seals

Weather Conditions: Fair / sunny, sea state 1/2, Wind direction: variable

The Cardigan Bay big three were identified yesterday from the harbour wall. Dolphins were seen from 8am in the bay, foraging and surfacing regularly although quite a way out. This included a juvenile animal. Two seals were also spotted yesterday, one in the morning and one during the afternoon. Two harbour porpoise were seen later on in the day – around 500m from the fish factory. A purple sandpiper was also seen, as well as terns.