Two harbour porpoise were observed foraging in the bay for most of the survey. Other sightings included two red throated divers.
Our Living Seas Volunteers made the most of the sunny weather, conducting three land based surveys during the day. Two harbour porpoise were spotted foraging in the bay area.
A lone harbour porpoise was spotted travelling across the bay. Other sightings included oystercatchers and cormorants.
At the start of the survey a lone harbour porpoise was spotted foraging close to the headland. Other sightings included a northern gannet.
The first survey of the day was quiet with no sightings of marine mammals. However, in the second survey a lone harbour porpoise was spotted foraging close to the headland.
A lone harbour porpoise was seen foraging close to New Quay headland. other sightings included a fulmar and red throated diver.
During the first survey our Living Seas volunteer spotted two harbour porpoise foraging in New Quay bay. An Atlantic grey seal was also observed swimming across the bay.
Weather conditions: No precipitation, Sea state 2-3, Visibility >10km, Wind force 2-3
On our boat survey yesterday our Living Seas volunteer was delighted to spot a small group of Harbour porpoise foraging near the boat, including one mother and calf pair. A number of Atlantic grey seals were also sighted, both hauled out on nearby beaches and swimming near the boat.
Weather Conditions: Overcast with sunny spells, Wind Direction: N/NW/W, Sea state 2-3
Harbour porpoise were spotted throughout the day yesterday by our Living Seas volunteers, with single individuals spotted foraging, travelling, and logging on the surface for long periods. A number of Atlantic grey seals were also spotted, with males and females swimming and scanning close to the harbour wall.
Weather Conditions: Variable, Wind Direction: S/SW/SE, Sea state 1-2
Our volunteers sighted the Cardigan Bay big 3 yesterday; with Bottlenose dolphins seen in 3 out of 4 surveys, Harbour porpoise in both afternoon surveys, and Atlantic grey seals seen in both the morning and afternoon. Bottlenose dolphins were observed surfing the waves, chasing prey at the surface, as well as milling and socialising. The #LivingSeas volunteers were delighted to record our first sighting of Harbour porpoise in the harbour for a while, with a small group foraging and milling in the bay for around an hour. Atlantic grey seals were also spotted close to the harbour wall swimming and bottling throughout the day.
Weather Conditions: No precipitation, Wind direction: variable, Sea state 1-3, Visibility: variable
Our volunteers were lucky enough to see all of the Cardigan Bay Big Three yesterday during two boat surveys: Seals, Porpoises and Dolphins. Porpoises were seen travelling, seals bottling, dolphins approached the boat, and were also observed milling and foraging. Many Common Jellyfish were seen yesterday too.
Weather Conditions: No precipitation, Wind direction SW/S, Sea state 1-2, Visibility 1-10k
An eventful boat based survey aboard the Sulaire with our Living Seas Volunteer spotting the Cardigan Bay Big 3. Several groups of dolphins were spotted totalling about 9 individuals including one juvenile. Behaviour included socialising and foraging. A pair of harbour porpoises were seen off Bird’s Rock travelling west and nearby a single Atlantic grey seal was bottling.