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Sightings Update 15/08/2019: Bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seal

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2-4, wind direction variable

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm. Dolphins were seen throughout all of the surveys, including a juvenile in the morning. The dolphins were seen leaping and foraging throughout the day. An adult Atlantic grey seal was also seen at 7am. Over 50 sandwich terns were spotted between 9am and 11am.

Sightings Update: 14/08/19

Weather conditions: Showers in the morning, brightening later; wind SE/SW/S; sea state 1-3

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen during the 9am watch milling around at the surface.  Later in the afternoon our Living Seas Volunteers again observed dolphins foraging close in to the harbour wall.  Up to five dolphins were present together before they headed west past the headland.  An Atlantic grey seal was also observed off the headland bottling.

Sightings Update 13/08/2019: Bottlenose dolphins, Harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals

Weather conditions: Sea state 2-3, Visibility >10, Light swell

Two Living Seas volunteers conducted two separate two hour boat surveys aboard the Anna Lloyd. Both trips were sunny and a range of wildlife was seen. 14 Bottlenose dolphins were seen between the two trips, they were seen foraging and leaping out of the water. 3 Harbour porpoise were seen between the two trips, they were seen foraging and travelling. 2 Atlantic grey seals were also seen on one of the trips, and they were seen swimming and bottling.

Sightings Update 13/08/2019: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 2, wind direction N/NE/NW

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm yesterday. 13 Bottlenose dolphins were seen from the harbour wall throughout the day. The dolphins were seen mainly foraging throughout the day and they were also seen leaping and tail slapping.

Sightings Update 11/08/19: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions:  Overcast with periods of rain, wind direction W/SW, sea state 2/3

Two bottlenose dolphins were seen foraging close to the harbour wall early in the morning during the first watch.  Our Living Seas volunteers continued to observe dolphins throughout the following two surveys with numbers increasing up to seven individuals present.  Later in the afternoon two more dolphins were seen foraging north of the harbour wall.  There have been regular sightings of migrating sandwich and common terns and numbers of oystercatchers in the bay have been increasing with over 30 being seen yesterday.

Sightings Update:07/08/19

Weather conditions: Mostly sunny; wind SW veering NW later in the day; sea state 2

Yesterday proved to be an exciting day for our Living Seas Volunteers  and visitors to New Quay.  A group of seven dolphins including two calves entered the bay and came close to shore.  Watchers were rewarded with an amazing encounter as the animals foraged and socialised close inshore.  At one point a dolphin entered the swimming area and then almost beached in front of the lifeboat station. Sightings continued into the evening with 3 animals still being present at the end of our surveys

Sightings Update: 04/08/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

Weather conditions: Sea state 2-4, Visibility >10, Light swell

One of our living Seas volunteers conducted a four hour boat survey on board the Anna Lloyd with dolphin survey boat trips. Five groups of bottlenose dolphins were seen during the survey foraging and leaping.

Sightings Update 01/08/2019: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions: sunny, Sea state 1-3, Wind direction NW/N

Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm yesterday with bottlenose dolphins been seen throughout the day and recorded in most surveys. The dolphins were seen travelling through the bay, foraging and leaping.