Weather conditions: Sea state 2-3, Visibility >10km, Light/Medium swell
One of our Living Seas volunteers conducted a two hour boat survey aboard the Anna Lloyd yesterday. Unfortunately, no bottlenose dolphins were spotted, however passengers and our volunteer were lucky enough to spot two Atlantic Grey Seals bottling in the water.
Weather conditions: Mostly overcast with some sunny spells, Sea state 1, Wind direction W/SW
Our Living Seas volunteers surveyed New Quay Harbour from 9am-5pm yesterday. Dolphins were observed throughout the day foraging and travelling along the bay. In the 11am survey a group of adult dolphins and one juvenile were seen at the surface milling around near the fish factory. In the 3pm survey one Atlantic grey seal was spotted in front of the harbour wall.
Weather conditions: Variable and consistently overcast, Sea state 3-4, Wind direction N/NW
Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen in three out of the six surveys foraging at depths and leaping. One female Atlantic grey Seal was observed throughout the 7am survey.
Weather conditions: Rain/overcast, sea state 3-4, Wind direction N/NW
Our Living Seas volunteers braved the cold northerly winds to undertake several surveys from the harbour wall. An Atlantic Grey Seal made an appearance for our final survey of the day, popping up just in front of the harbour wall.
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 0-3, Wind direction N/E
Five groups of bottlenose dolphins were seen regularly throughout the day. They were seen in the bay foraging and seen leaping and playing off the headland. One atlantic grey seal also made a brief appearance in the afternoon.
Weather conditions: sea state 2 becoming calm, visibility 1-10km, swell light
During 2 two hour boat surveys on board the Anna Lloyd yesterday our Living Seas Volunteers spotted several groups of bottlenose dolphins. At times the dolphins including several juveniles were bow riding the boat. A total of 18 dolphins were spotted including Snowcap one of our regulars. Also one Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling in the water.
Weather conditions: Variable with strong winds, Sea state 1-3, Wind direction S/SW
Living seas volunteers conducted six surveys yesterday with dolphins spotted in the two morning surveys between 7am – 11am. Dolphins were seen foraging by the cardinal marker and in front of the harbour wall.
One Atlantic grey seal was spotted swimming in front of the harbour wall a couple of times in a few different surveys.
Weather conditions: Sunnny/fair with strong winds, Sea state 2-3, Wind direction W/NW.
Our living seas volunteers conducted six surveys throughout the day and briefly spotted a small group of bottlenose dolphins with one calf in the distance. An atlantic grey seal was also seen continuously by the harbour wall for 2 hours.
Weather conditions: Fair/Overcast, Sea state 0-1, Wind direction SW-NW.
Our Living seas volunteers conducted five surveys yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were sighted early in the morning then later again in the afternoon. They were seen leaping and spent a lot of time foraging around the cardinal buoy. One Atlantic grey seal was also briefly spotted off the harbour wall in the morning.
Weather conditions: Sea state 0, Visibility >10km, Light swell
One of our Living Seas volunteers conducted a boat survey aboard the Sulaire yesterday. Nine bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the trip and one Atlantic Grey Seal was hauled out on the rocks.
Weather conditions: Sea state 2, Visibility >10km, Light swell
One of our Living Seas volunteers conducted a boat survey aboard the Sulaire yesterday. Three bottlenose were spotted milling around the cardinal buoy and a further six individuals were spotted down by Ynys Lochtyn leaping and surrounding the boat.
Two female seals were seen hauled out by bird rock – one was pregnant.
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction initially south becoming S/SE.
Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted from early morning to late afternoon leaping and tail slapping with an Atlantic Grey seal making an appearance mid-morning.