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Sightings Update: Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic grey seals

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.

Sightings Update 14/07/19: The Cardigan Bay Big Three

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.

Sightings Update 10/07/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: fair/overcast, Sea state 1/2, Wind direction variable

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-7pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the day. Groups of dolphins were observed travelling and foraging throughout the day. During the last survey dolphins were also seen leaping out of the water. Our volunteers also spotted a number of compass jellyfish close to the harbour wall.

Sightings Update 06/07/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: overcast and dull with spells of rain, Sea state 2-3, Wind direction NW/N

Our living seas volunteers conducted four surveys from 9am-5pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were seen in three of the surveys foraging in the harbour and travelling through the bay.

Sightings Update 02/07/19: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: Mostly sunny, Sea state 2-3, Wind direction N/NW

Our #Livingseas volunteers conducted 5 land surveys from 9-7 yesterday. During 3 of the surveys groups of up to 5 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the bay, including a mother and calf. The dolphins were seen travelling, foraging and leaping!

Sightings Update 01/07/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: mostly sunny, Sea state 1-4, Wind direction NW

One of our living seas volunteers conducted a boat survey on board the Anna Lloyd with dolphin survey boat trips. Four groups of Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the survey foraging and surfacing regularly.