Sighting Update: 24/07/18: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey Seals

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
July 24, 2018
Surveys Conducted:

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: No precipitation, Wind direction: W. Sea state 2 – 3, Visibility: >1 – 10km

During the first of the day’s boat based surveys conducted by our LivingSeas volunteers, a small group of 3 bottlenose dolphins were observed travelling down the coast from New Quay head, including a mother calf pair making their way down the coastline. On the Anna Lloyd’s return to New Quay harbour, a solitary bottlenose dolphin was observed foraging in the waters of the bay. A couple groups of bottlenose dolphins were spotted during the last boat trip of the day on the Anna Lloyd, foraging at different locations along the coastal stretch to Ynys Loctyn. A couple of female Atlantic grey seals were also encountered hauled out on the rocks enjoying the afternoon sunshine.