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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 25/09/19: Bottlenose dolphins & Atlantic grey seal

Weather conditions: Fair/overcast, sea state 2/3, wind direction NW backing SW/W

Dolphins were seen intermittently through yesterday’s watches.  A group of 4 were spotted during the first survey foraging by the Cardinal buoy.  During the following survey our Living Seas Volunteer spotted a mother and juvenile and later in the day a solitary dolphin was seen close to the harbour wall. Also an Atlantic grey seal was spotted off Traeth y Dolau before it travelled west in front of the harbour wall.

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.