Sightings Update 02/12/2019: Harbour Porpoise

Weather Conditions: sunny, sea state 1, wind direction none/SE

A lovely autumn morning here in New Quay and our Living Seas volunteers conducted a survey 9am-11am. A lone harbour porpoise was spotted foraging close to the headland. Volunteers also spotted over 100 common scoter.

Sightings update 18/09/19: Bottlenose dolphins; Common dolphins; harbour porpoises; Atlantic grey seals;

Weather conditions: sunny; sea state 0-2, wind direction S-NNW

Three boat surveys were undertaken yesterday;  a 9 hour survey aboard Anna Lloyd and two 2 hour surveys on the Sulaire.  All had excellent encounters.  The Living Seas volunteer aboard the Sulaire observed the Cardigan Bay Big 3 recording 12 Bottlenose dolphins, three Atlantic grey seals and one group of three harbour porpoises.  Meanwhile the all-day survey had a splendid day with sightings of 12 Bottlenose dolphins including 3 new born, 23 Atlantic grey seals including one pup and unusually seven groups of harbour porpoises totalling 22 adults and one calf.  In addition there was one confirmed sighting of a common dolphin and one possible thresher shark.

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 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 15/03/2019: Harbour Porpoise

Weather conditions: Overcast and dull, sea state 3, wind direction W

One of our living seas volunteers conducted a survey from 1 pm – 3 pm. The survey was quiet, with a lone Harbour Porpoise spotted surfacing in the harbour towards the end of the survey. Four Cormorants were spotted throughout the survey.

Sightings Update 27/02/2019: Harbour Porpoise

Weather conditions: sunny, sea state 2, wind direction S

Living Seas volunteers made the most of the sunny weather and conducted two surveys during the day. A group of three harbour porpoise was spotted travelling across the bay area during the first survey.