Living Seas volunteer Dave spotted eight dolphins including three calves travelling and foraging across the bay. It was also a great survey for birds with sightings of gannets and this beautiful oystercatcher.
During the 7am survey Living Seas volunteer Dave spotted five dolphins including two calves. A female Atlantic grey seal also swam past the harbour wall at the start of the survey.
A lone bottlenose dolphin was observed foraging between New Quay headland and harbour wall. Living Seas volunteer Dave also briefly spotted another dolphin leaping near to the headland. It was a great survey for seabird with Dave recording over 50 sandwhich terns.
Three dolphins were spotted close to New Quay headland during the 7am survey. They were only seen briefly before disappearing. New Living Seas volunteer Rebecca completed her first survey at 9am but unfortunately didn’t see any marine mammals
A great first survey for new Living Seas volunteers Jeremy and Jane. Three bottlenose dolphins, including a calf were foraging close to the harbour wall throughout the survey. The calf was also spotted tail slapping the water.
Three groups of dolphins were observed foraging and travelling across New Quay Bay. Two Atlantic grey seals were also spotted swimming close to the harbour wall.
Living Seas volunteer Dave spotted seven dolphins during the 7am survey . The dolphins spent most of the survey foraging between the harbour wall and the headland.
A group of five dolphins including a calf were spotted foraging close to the end of the harbour wall. Two female Atlantic grey seals were also seen throughout the survey.
Weather conditions: variable, sea state 3, wind direction SW
Today we made the most of the calm between the storms to train some new Living Seas volunteers. During their first survey they briefly spotted a lone bottlenose dolphin.