Weather conditions: sunny, Sea state 2-3, Wind direction N
One of our Living Seas volunteers conducted a boat survey on board the Anna Lloyd with dolphin survey boat trips. Three groups of Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging and travelling and three Atlantic grey seals were seen hauled out on rocks.
Weather conditions: Fair to begin becoming sunny later, sea state 3, wind direction N/NW
A solitary dolphin was present during most of our first watch yesterday. It was foraging within the harbour and close to the wall. A second dolphin was spotted mid-morning but this only remained foraging for a short while. Our Living Seas Volunteers also observed two Atlantic grey seals during the day swimming across the bay and bottling at times.
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3; visibility >10km; cloudy; light swell
Three boat surveys were carried out during which our Living Seas Volunteers recorded four sightings of Atlantic grey seals and five groups of bottlenose dolphins. A total of 11 dolphins were sighted and various behaviours recorded including normal swim and head slapping.
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, rain; swell light
One survey was undertaken yesterday during which our Living Seas Volunteer spotted five bottlenose dolphins including one juvenile. They were observed foraging and leaping whilst travelling in a south easterly direction. There were also several sightings of Atlantic grey seals along the coast totaling 10 individuals. Records of jellyfish are continuing with large numbers of compass and barrel jellyfish being spotted.
Weather conditions: sunny, Sea state 2/3, Wind direction NE/NW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted two boat surveys on board the Anna Lloyd with dolphin survey boat trips. The Cardigan Bay big three were seen with one harbour porpoise, six bottlenose dolphins and five Atlantic grey seals were seen. Bottlenose dolphins were seen bow riding and foraging, Atlantic grey seals were seen bottling and the porpoise was seen surfacing briefly.
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, Sea state 3-4, Wind direction N/NW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted four surveys yesterday. Two Atlantic grey seals made a brief appearance in two of the surveys. One was seen surfacing briefly and the other was seen surfacing and swimming.
Weather conditions: Sea state 0-2, Visibility 1-10, Light
One of our Living Seas volunteers conducted a boat survey aboard the Anna Lloyd. Passengers and our volunteers were lucky enough to spot two bottlenose dolphins foraging and eight atlantic grey seals hauled out on rocks and bottling in the water!
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, Visibility >10km, Light
Despite the bad weather our Living Seas volunteers conducted three boat surveys aboard the Sulaire and Anna Lloyd. Atlantic grey seals and bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout each survey.
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3, visibility >10km, medium swell
Our living seas volunteers carried out a two hour boat survey on board the Anna Lloyd yesterday afternoon. Four bottlenose dolphins were spotted foraging and one Atlantic grey seal was seen swimming and two hauled out.
Weather conditions: fair-overcast, Sea state 1, Wind direction S/SW
Our volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm. Bottlenose dolphins were spotted in every survey with two Atlantic grey seals making appearances frequently throughout two of the afternoon surveys.
Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, Visibility >10km, Light/Medium swell
Despite the rough seas one of our Living Seas volunteers conducted a boat survey aboard the Sulaire. Two Atlantic grey seals, were spotted one hauled out and the other bottling in the water. Gannets were also seen diving.
Weather conditions: sea state 2-4, visibility 1-10km, light swell
One, two hour boat survey was conducted on board the Anna Lloyd by one of our living seas volunteer where thirteen Atlantic grey seals were seen hauled out, bottling and swimming and three Bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging