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Sightings Update 15/06/2019: Atlantic Grey Seals

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.

Sightings Update 15/06/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

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.

 

Sightings Update 12/06/19: Atlantic Grey Seal

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.

Sightings Update: 09/06/2019: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

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.

Sightings Update 30/05/2019: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

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.

Sightings Update 25/05/2019: Bottlenose dolphins

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.

Sightings Update: 20/05/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

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.