Weather conditions: Overcast with sunny periods, sea state 4-2, wind direction NW backing S/SW
It was a great day for dolphin sightings despite the moderate sea. Our Living Seas Volunteers observed dolphin in each of our six surveys. During the high tide in the morning dolphins entered the harbour and were foraging between the moored boats. At one point there was a group of five including two calves close in. Later sightings were further off shore but in total 19 different individuals were recorded yesterday.
Weather conditions: Rain , Sea state 2-5, Wind direction N/NE/NW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm yesterday. Five bottlenose dolphins were seen at 7am. The group of dolphins were seen travelling, tail slapping, breaching and possibly foraging. During the last survey an Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling. Our volunteers also spotted numerous gannets diving, and other bird species including a sooty shearwater.
Weather conditions: Fair to begin becoming sunny later, sea state 3, wind direction N/NW
A solitary dolphin was present during most of our first watch yesterday. It was foraging within the harbour and close to the wall. A second dolphin was spotted mid-morning but this only remained foraging for a short while. Our Living Seas Volunteers also observed two Atlantic grey seals during the day swimming across the bay and bottling at times.
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, Sea state 1-3, Wind direction N/NW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 9am-5pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were seen briefly, three times throughout the day, travelling across the bay and foraging.
Weather conditions: sea state 2-3; visibility >10km; cloudy; light swell
Three boat surveys were carried out during which our Living Seas Volunteers recorded four sightings of Atlantic grey seals and five groups of bottlenose dolphins. A total of 11 dolphins were sighted and various behaviours recorded including normal swim and head slapping.
Weather conditions: fair/overcast, Sea state 1/2, Wind SW/S/SE
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the day travelling and foraging. An Atlantic grey seal was also seen travelling through the harbour.
Weather conditions: overcast with rain, Sea state 2/3, Wind direction SW/W
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted four surveys. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout the day foraging in the bay and socialising in front of the harbour wall before travelling through the bay to forage further out. An Atlantic grey seal was also seen briefly travelling through the bay.
Weather conditions: Overcast with rain showers, Sea state 1-4, Wind direction SE/S/SW
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-5pm yesterday. Bottlenose dolphins were seen during two of the surveys and an Atlantic grey seal made an appearance. Dolphins were seen foraging, leaping and tail slapping for over 2 hours.
Weather conditions: Fair and overcast, sea state 2-3, Wind direction NW/SW
Our Living Seas Volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm with bottlenose dolphins been spotted during two of the surveys and an Atlantic grey seal surfacing briefly in the evening. Dolphins were seen leaping, bow riding and chasing fish at the surface.
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.
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 0/1, Wind direction NW/N/NE
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen during the morning surveys foraging, travelling and leaping.
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.