Weather conditions: Overcast and dull, Sea state 1-2, Wind direction N/NW
Our living seas volunteers conducted two surveys from 9am-1pm. Two groups of bottlenose dolphins were seen in both surveys foraging and travelling across the bay. A male Atlantic grey seal was also spotted bottling in the distance during the second survey.
Weather conditions: Sea state 2-3, Visibility >10, Light
Two of our Living Seas volunteers conducted two boat surveys aboard the Anna Lloyd with dolphin survey boat trips. A total of sixteen bottlenose dolphins were seen during the survey interacting with the boat and foraging.
Weather conditions: Fair/sunny, Sea state 2-3, Wind direction NW/SW
Our living seas volunteers conducted five surveys from 7am-5pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen in four of the surveys, foraging and playing.
Weather conditions: Sunny, Sea state 1-3, Wind direction N/NW/W
Our living seas volunteers conducted five surveys from 9am-7pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout every survey leaping, foraging and travelling across the bay.
Weather conditions: Sea state 0-2, Visibility 1-10, Light
One of our Living Seas volunteers conducted a boat survey aboard the Anna Lloyd. Passengers and our volunteers were lucky enough to spot two bottlenose dolphins foraging and eight atlantic grey seals hauled out on rocks and bottling in the water!
Weather conditions: Dull and overcast with rain showers, Sea state 1, Wind direction S/SW/NW.
Our living seas volunteers conducted six surveys from 7am-7pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen throughout each survey, diving at depth and milling around the surface.
Weather conditions: Variable but mostly overcast, Sea state 1-3, Wind direction S/SW/SE
Our Living Seas volunteers conducted six surveys on New Quay Harbour wall from 7am-7pm yesterday. Our volunteers were fortunate to observe dolphins in every survey where they were seen foraging, milling and travelling around the area. In the 9am survey a group of adult dolphins and one juvenile were spotted out by the cardinal marker foraging and milling near the surface.
Weather Conditions: Overcast with rain at times, occasional sunshine, sea state 1-2, Wind direction S/SE
An exciting 7am start to the day for our Living Seas Volunteers who observed dolphins foraging close to the harbour wall throughout the first two surveys. A mother and calf were also seen within the harbour amongst the moored boats. One clearly marked dolphin photographed by our Shorefin Team is possibly a new one for New Quay. Up to five dolphins were present until 11.30 when the weather deteriorated and there were no further sightings.
Weather conditions: Variable and consistently overcast, Sea state 3-4, Wind direction N/NW
Our living seas volunteers conducted surveys from 7am-7pm. Bottlenose dolphins were seen in three out of the six surveys foraging at depths and leaping. One female Atlantic grey Seal was observed throughout the 7am survey.
Weather conditions: Sunny, sea state 0-3, Wind direction N/E
Five groups of bottlenose dolphins were seen regularly throughout the day. They were seen in the bay foraging and seen leaping and playing off the headland. One atlantic grey seal also made a brief appearance in the afternoon.
Weather conditions: sea state 2 becoming calm, visibility 1-10km, swell light
During 2 two hour boat surveys on board the Anna Lloyd yesterday our Living Seas Volunteers spotted several groups of bottlenose dolphins. At times the dolphins including several juveniles were bow riding the boat. A total of 18 dolphins were spotted including Snowcap one of our regulars. Also one Atlantic grey seal was seen bottling in the water.
Weather conditions: Overcast with showers, sea state 1-3, Wind direction NW/SW/NE
A loose group of 3 dolphins was present in the bay at the start of our surveys but soon travelled west around the headland. Later in the morning our Living Seas Volunteers spotted a group of 5 dolphins enter the bay where they remained foraging. They were joined by a further 2 before they all travelled west out of the area.