Weather conditions: Overcast/fair. Sea state 1/2/4, wind directions SW/S/SE.
Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen on three of the four surveys, travelling across the bay, foraging and leaping. An Atlantic Grey seal was seen in the morning off the harbour wall.
Weather conditions: Fair/Sunny. Sea state 3-4, Wind Direction SW/N/NW.
Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted 3 surveys from 9am-3pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen on the afternoon survey, foraging around the bay. Atlantic Grey seals were seen along the harbour wall on two surveys.
Weather conditions: Cloudy and sunny spells. Sea state 2-4, wind directions SW/N/NW.
Our living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 11am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen on all surveys and an Atlantic Grey seal was seen on the morning survey.
Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 2/3, wind direction NW backing SW/W
Dolphins were seen intermittently through yesterday’s watches. A group of 4 were spotted during the first survey foraging by the Cardinal buoy. During the following survey our Living Seas Volunteer spotted a mother and juvenile and later in the day a solitary dolphin was seen close to the harbour wall. Also an Atlantic grey seal was spotted off Traeth y Dolau before it travelled west in front of the harbour wall.
Weather conditions: Varied: Rain and sunny spells, sea state 1-2, wind direction SW
Our living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 11am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen in the afternoon and Atlantic Grey seals were seen throughout the day.
Weather conditions: Varying conditions: Sun and showers, Sea state 1/2/3/4, wind direction E/SE/SW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging in the afternoon and Atlantic Grey seals were seen throughout the day.
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2-4, Wind direction SE
It was a quiet day for our Living Seas volunteers yesterday despite the lovely weather. Four surveys were conducted from 9am-5pm yesterday, and two Atlantic Grey Seals were seen in the last two surveys.
The dolphins were very active at New Quay yesterday being observed socialising and foraging throughout our survey periods. Our Living Seas volunteers recorded up to 18 individuals including at least one juvenile. They remained off shore between the headland and the Cardinal Buoy. During the morning watch one female watch Atlantic grey seal was spotted north of the harbour wall and at various times there were sightings of barrel jellyfish and one moon jellyfish.
Weather conditions: Overcast with rainy spells in the morning, turning to fair later on, sea state 2-4, Wind direction Variable.
Our Living Seas volunteers only carried out two full surveys yesterday (9am – 11am and 3pm – 5pm) due to poor weather conditions. Only one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging in one survey, and an Atlantic Grey Seal was also seen bottling.
Weather conditions: Overcast at first brightening later with sunny periods; sea state 3/4; wind direction W/SW
Two bottlenose dolphins were observed early during our 7am survey close to the harbour wall but they travelled quickly NW towards the headland. Mid morning dolphins reappeared with a group of three being observed by our Living Seas Volunteers socialising and foraging just off the end of the harbour wall where they remained for over four hours. One dolphin remained through our final survey until just before 7pm. The high winds also brought in some interesting birds with views of Arctic Skuas including one dark phase, multiple migrating sandwich terns and a sighting of a Sabine’s gull a rare vagrant.
Weather conditions: Variable, Sea state 1-3, W/SW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm yesterday out on the harbour wall in New Quay. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the day, in 5 out of the 6 surveys, travelling and foraging in the bay. In our 9am survey, five Atlantic Grey Seals were spotted bottling in the water.
Weather conditions: Sea state 0-3, Visibility 1-10/>10, Light swell
Two boat surveys were also carried out on board the Anna Lloyd. Our volunteers were out on deck keeping a look out, where they spotted Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals in both trips. A total of 8 Atlantic Grey Seals and 10 Bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the first trip and 4 Atlantic Grey Seals and 13 Bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the second trip.