Sightings Update 17/05/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

Survey Type:
Land Based Sightings
Date:
May 17, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
6

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair, sea state: 3-1, wind direction variable

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys between 7am – 7pm yesterday. Following a quiet start, bottlenose dolphins were spotted travelling from the headland, exhibiting foraging and leaping behaviours. This group remained within the New Quay bay area into the early afternoon, with our regular visitor, Snowcap, and her calf, identified by our Shore Fin team. A smaller group of bottlenose dolphins were later spotted entering the bay, and foraging around the cardinal buoy. Atlantic grey seals were also identified during our afternoon surveys, bottling close to the harbour wall.

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