Sightings Update 30/05/2018: Bottlenose dolphins, Harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals

Survey Type:
Boat Based Sightings
Date:
May 30, 2018
Surveys Conducted:
4

Survey Observations

Weather conditions: sea state 0-1, visibility 1-10km, light swell

Four boat surveys were conducted out in the bay yesterday, in which all had sightings of marine mammals. The first trip had sightings of the Cardigan Bay big three – with porpoise, dolphins and seals all spotted from the Anna Lloyd. The following three trips all encountered bottlenose dolphins, including juveniles – with the animals leaping and bow-riding within 5 meters of the boat. Seals could also be seen swimming and hauled out on the rocks. A large moon jellyfish was also sighted.