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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.

Sightings Update 08/05/2019: Bottlenose dolphins & Atlantic grey seal

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.

25/04/2019: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

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

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.