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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.

Sightings Update 30/08/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: fair/overcast, Sea state 1-3, Wind direction: SW

 

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-7pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins, including a mother and juvenile, were seen sporadically throughout the day playing, foraging and travelling around the harbour.

Sightings Update: 29/08/19: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions: Sea state 1-3, Visibility >10, Light/ Medium swell

One of our volunteers conducted a two hour boat survey on board the Anna Lloyd. Our volunteer had 7 encounters with Bottlenose dolphins, where they were seen foraging and leaping not far from the boat. 

Sightings Update 28/08/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: Raining early on, turning to sunny in the evening, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction variable

 

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins, including a mother and juvenile, were seen during the first four surveys and were observed foraging and playing around at the surface.

Sightings Update 27/08/2019: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions: Sunny/fair, Sea state 0-2, wind direction variable

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm. Only 3 bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the day in the first (7am) and last (7pm) survey. They were seen travelling across the bay and foraging.