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21/02/2018: Harbour Porpoise, Atlantic Grey Seal & Bottlenose Dolphin

Weather Conditions: overcast/fair, sea state1, wind direction NW

Volunteers were lucky enough to catch sight of the Cardigan Bay Big 3 during this morning’s surveys. At the start of the 09:00am watch, a harbour porpoise was immediately spotted off the headland. A total of 5 porpoise were observed in the bay during the first hour of the survey.

At the start of the 11:00am survey, an Atlantic Grey seal was spotted close to the harbour wall.  Later on a bottlenose dolphin was sighted coming around New Quay Head, travelling towards the harbour before heading towards the cardinal buoy.

12/02/2018: Harbour Porpoises

Weather conditions: sunny with showers developing later, sea state 2/3, wind direction W backing SW

A 9 am survey was conducted this morning.  In the final 15 minutes a group of 3 harbour porpoises was observed briefly foraging north of the Cardinal Marker before travelling off in a westerly direction.

23/01/2018: Harbour Porpoise

Weather conditions: overcast/fair, sea state 1-3, wind direction SW/S

Two out of three surveys conducted today had sightings of harbour porpoise; this included the 9am survey and 11am survey. For around one hour during the first survey a porpoise was recorded travelling and foraging close to the sea wall. During the 11am survey a lone porpoise was sighted foraging for around 30 minutes during the middle of the survey.