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.
Weather conditions: Variable, sea state 0-2, visibility 1-10km, light swell
Living seas volunteers conducted a boat survey aboard the Sulaire. Four Atlantic Grey Seals were spotted swimming and logging around the caves down the coast.
Weather conditions: Variable, sea state 0-2, wind direction variable
Bottlenose dolphins were sighted during the 7am survey period and then not again for the rest of the day. There were four individuals feeding just off the headland. One Atlantic grey seal was spotted in two of the surveys.
Weather conditions: Overcast with rain at times, Sea state 3 becoming 1 from midday, Wind direction SE backing S.
There were poor conditions for our Living seas volunteers yesterday with rain and mist at times. Despite this bottlenose dolphins were spotted during each of our surveys socialising and foraging throughout the bay. Several small groups were seen with fourteen dolphins present during the day. In the late afternoon an Atlantic grey seal was observed off the headland.
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility 1-10km, light-medium swell
Two boat surveys were conducted yesterday aboard the Anna Lloyd. A number of Atlantic Grey Seals were seen in the water. During the later survey a number of Bottlenose Dolphins were sighted bow riding and foraging, including one juvenile.
23/04/2019: Atlantic Grey Seals
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, light swell
Living Seas volunteers conducted two boat surveys aboard the Anna Lloyd. Three Atlantic Grey Seals were spotted swimming and logging.
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, sea state 1-2, SE.
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am – 5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling around the bay throughout the day, with one group present throughout the full 9-11am survey. An Atlantic Grey Seal was also spotted in the afternoon.