Boat Based Sightings
September 18, 2019
Atlantic Grey Seals, Bottlenose dolphins, Harbour porpoise, common dolphin, thresher shark
Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 0-2, wind direction S-NNW
Three boat surveys were undertaken yesterday; a 9 hour survey aboard Anna Lloyd and two 2 hour surveys on the Sulaire. All had excellent encounters. The Living Seas volunteer aboard the Sulaire observed the Cardigan Bay Big 3 recording 12 Bottlenose dolphins, three Atlantic grey seals and one group of three harbour porpoises. Meanwhile the all-day survey had a splendid day with sightings of 12 Bottlenose dolphins including 3 new born, 23 Atlantic grey seals including one pup and unusually seven groups of harbour porpoises totalling 22 adults and one calf. In addition there was one confirmed sighting of a common dolphin and one possible thresher shark.