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Sightings Update 01/10/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Rain and sunny spells. Sea state 1-4, wind directions SW/N/NW

Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose Dolphins were sighted throughout the day. During the 11am-1pm survey the dolphins were quite active with some leaping out of the water!. An Atlantic grey seal was spotted near the harbour wall during the afternoon.

 

Sightings update 18/09/19: Bottlenose dolphins; Common dolphins; harbour porpoises; Atlantic grey seals;

Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 0-2, wind direction S-NNW

Three boat surveys were undertaken yesterday;  a 9 hour survey aboard Anna Lloyd and two 2 hour surveys on the Sulaire.  All had excellent encounters.  The Living Seas volunteer aboard the Sulaire observed the Cardigan Bay Big 3 recording 12 Bottlenose dolphins, three Atlantic grey seals and one group of three harbour porpoises.  Meanwhile the all-day survey had a splendid day with sightings of 12 Bottlenose dolphins including 3 new born, 23 Atlantic grey seals including one pup and unusually seven groups of harbour porpoises totalling 22 adults and one calf.  In addition there was one confirmed sighting of a common dolphin and one possible thresher shark.

Sightings Update 05/09/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Sunny/Fair, Sea state 2-5, wind direction N/NW

Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. During the first survey a lone bottlenose dolphin was spotted surfacing once before disappearing.  A female seal was seen close to the harbour wall and later on an unidentified seal was observed travelling in the bay. Volunteers also spotted sandwich terns and cormorants.

Sightings Update 25/08/19: Bottlenose dolphins & Atlantic grey seals

Weather conditions: Sunny;  visibility >10km; Light swell; wind direction N/NW force 2

During a two hour boat survey our Living Seas Volunteer spotted a group of seven bottlenose dolphins foraging near Ynys Lochtyn.  Later as returning into New Quay a lone adult was seen.  Also spotted were two female Atlantic grey seals hauled out near Birds Rock and a male seal bottling near Ynys Lochtyn.