Sighting update: 02/08/2018: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, basking shark

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
August 2, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
3

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: dry, Wind direction: W – NW, Sea state 1 – 3, light to medium swell, visibility: >10km

Our Living Seas volunteers carried out three boat based surveys aboard the Anna Lloyd yesterday, and were rewarded with several sightings of bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals on each trip. Dolphins were seen foraging, feeding and occasionally leaping and seals were sighted both scanning in the water and hauled out. The last sighting of the day was a basking shark – the second sighting in the past couple of weeks despite being rarely seen in Cardigan Bay!