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Sighting Update 13/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals

Weather conditions: rain/overcast and sunny. Sea state 2, wind direction SE, SW, NW.

Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were spotted on the first 2 watches, traveling across the bay, in front of the harbour wall and then foraging around the cardinal buoy. Atlantic grey seals were also seen later on in the last survey.

Sightings Update 09/10/19: Bottlenose Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seal

Weather conditions: Fair/Overcast/rain. Sea state 2-4, wind directions W/SW.

Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen on all surveys but one, travelling across the bay, foraging, leaping and lunging. Atlantic Grey seals were seen along the harbour wall on two surveys. An Atlantic Grey Seal was also spotted during one survey.

Sightings Update 10/09/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: Fair/ Sunny, Sea State 2-3, Wind Direction NW

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted six land surveys yesterday. It was a quiet morning, but at mid- day we recorded three bottlenose dolphins travelling into the bay and milling at the surface, one of which our ShoreFin volunteers identified from our bottlenose dolphin catalogue as Lipstick. We also spotted a common house martin during the last survey.

Sightings Update 06/09/2019: Bottlenose Dolphin and an Atlantic Grey Seal

Weather conditions: Overcast with rainy spells in the morning, turning to fair later on, sea state 2-4, Wind direction Variable.

Our Living Seas volunteers only carried out two full surveys yesterday (9am – 11am and 3pm – 5pm) due to poor weather conditions. Only one bottlenose dolphin was seen foraging in one survey, and an Atlantic Grey Seal was also seen bottling.

Sightings Update 31/08/19: Bottlenose dolphins

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

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm yesterday out on the harbour wall in New Quay. Bottlenose dolphins were seen between 9am and 2pm, travelling and foraging in the bay, with some milling right in front of the wall.