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Sightings Update 24/07/19: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1-2, SE

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys in the beautiful sunshine from 7am-5pm yesterday out on the harbour wall in New Quay. Bottlenose dolphins could be seen in four of the surveys travelling and foraging in the bay.

Sightings Update: 19/08/19: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: Variable, Sea state 2-3, wind direction SW/W/NW

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm yesterday out on the harbour wall. Bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the 9am-1pm surveys, milling right in front of the harbour wall. Lots of birds were also spotted whilst conducting these surveys, including a Red Kite.

Sightings Update: 17/08/19: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: Variable, Sea state 1-3, wind direction S/SW/SW

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-7pm yesterday out on the harbour wall. Bottlenose dolphins were seen in every survey, including a mother and calf. Some dolphins were seen leaping and foraging right in front of the harbour wall. A variety of birds were also spotted, including oyster catchers and mute swans.

Sightings Update 16/08/2019: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seal

Weather conditions: Mostly overcast with periods of heavy rain, Sea state 2-3, S/SW

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-3pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout all of the surveys. The dolphins were seen leaping, foraging and travelling across the bay. An Atlantic grey seal was seen at 10:45. Gannets were also seen diving with the dolphins.

Sightings Update 10/08/19: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: Overcast/rain, Sea state 2-5, Wind direction SW/W

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am to 5pm yesterday out on the harbour wall. It was a quiet day as only 3 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the 3pm survey, however they did come right up to the wall.  An Atlantic grey seal also made an appearance in two of the surveys, where it was seen bottling in the rough seas.

Sightings Update 06/08/2019: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2-3, wind direction S/SE/SW

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm yesterday. 11 Bottlenose dolphins were seen from the harbour wall throughout the day. The dolphins were seen travelling through the bay, chasing fish close to the harbour, and one was seen with a fish in its mouth.