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Sightings Update 26/06/19: Bottlenose dolphins

Weather conditions: Overcast initially but becoming sunny later, sea state 2-3, Wind direction N/NE

Dolphins were present yesterday in New Quay from the beginning of our 7am survey foraging north of the harbour wall.  Our Living Seas Volunteer spotted five dolphins but they left the area just after 8 am not to be seen again for the remainder of the morning.  In the afternoon a mother and calf entered the harbour and stayed for just over 30 mins.

Sightings Update 20/06/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

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.

Sightings Update 17/06/2019: Bottlenose Dolphins

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.

Sightings Update 16/06/19: Bottlenose dolphins

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.