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30/10/2018: Atlantic Grey Seal

Weather conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 1-3, Visibility >10km, Wind force 2-3

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted one boat survey yesterday, with beautiful conditions and excellent visibility. Sadly there were no dolphin sightings, however an Atlantic Grey Seal was seen scanning near the boat towards the end of the survey.

25/10/2018 : Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: No precipitation/Overcast, Sea state 3, Visibility >10km, Wind force 2-3

Two boat surveys were conducted yesterday, and both Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals were sighted. A pregnant female seal was seen hauled out on a beach near the headland, which looked likely as if it would give birth later that day. Seals were also sighted bottling and scanning in both surveys. Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the second survey foraging near the boat.

15/10/18: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 3-4, Visibility >10km, Wind force 3

Our Living Seas volunteers carried out one boat survey yesterday, with a number of Atlantic Grey Seals seen bottling close to the shore. Towards the end of the survey they were lucky enough to observe a group of 6 bottlenose dolphins foraging including a calf and juvenile. A gannet could also be seen foraging close to the cliffs.

14/10/18: Harbour Porpoise and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 2-3, Visibility >10km, Wind force 2-3

On our boat survey yesterday our Living Seas volunteer was delighted to spot a small group of Harbour porpoise foraging near the boat, including one mother and calf pair. A number of Atlantic grey seals were also sighted, both hauled out on nearby beaches and swimming near the boat.

10/10/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 2, Visibility >10km, Wind force 2

One boat survey was carried out yesterday, with sightings of large numbers of Bottlenose dolphins, which were observed leaping and foraging close to the boat. Atlantic grey seals were also spotted from the boat, with 2 adults seen logging in the water, along with a very young seal pup hauled out on the nearby beach.

04/10/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: No precipitation, Sea State 1-3, Visibility >10km, Wind force 1-4

Our Living Seas volunteers carried out one boat survey yesterday with a number of bottlenose dolphin and Atlantic Grey Seal sightings. A group were seen at the start of the survey foraging close to the fish factory, with around 5 gannets circling overhead. Whilst later on in the survey a female Atlantic Grey Seal was observed scanning in the water, with its pup hauled out.

29/09/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals and Harbour Porpoise

Weather conditions: No precipitation, Sea State 1-3, Visibility >10km, Wind force 1-3

Three of our Living Seas volunteers carried out an all day boat survey yesterday with the Cardigan Bay Big 3 being observed. Bottlenose Dolphins were seen throughout the survey foraging and travelling. There were also around 30 Atlantic Grey Seals hauled out and swimming in a rocky bay between Cardigan Island and Mwnt. One group of 2 harbour porpoises were observed early on in the day around 100 metres from the boat.

27/09/2018: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea State 1-2, Visibility >10km, Wind force 1-3

Two boat trips yesterday produced some good marine mammal sightings. 2 seal pups were seen, one swimming with its mother, and one hauled out, and an additional 6 female Atlantic grey seals were in the sea bottling and swimming. Two groups of bottlenose dolphins were also observed leaping and foraging at the sea surface.

15/09/2018: Atlantic grey seal pup

Weather conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 3, Wind force 4, Moderate swell

Despite the choppy sea conditions yesterday, a successful boat survey took place in the afternoon, with a sighting of a young seal pup. The pup was hauled out on a small beach just past New Quay headland, towards Cwmtydu.

12/09/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

Weather Conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 2, Visibility >10 km, Wind force 2, Light swell

There were several sightings of bottlenose dolphins within New Quay Bay and off Target Rock during the early part of our boat survey aboard the Anna Lloyd. Five separate groups were observed totalling 11 animals including 4 calves. There were also sightings of five Atlantic grey seals including a pup on the beach near Bird Rock with a male nearby in the water. The survey ended as it had begun with seeing a dolphin just off the harbour wall in New Quay.

01/09/2018: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

Weather Conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 1-4, Wind force 2-5

Yesterday our Living Seas volunteers carried out two boat-based surveys observing Atlantic Grey Seals and Bottlenose dolphins on both. The seals were observed in the water scanning and bottling, notably with some close to caves. Dolphins could be observed leaping and socialising.