Research Projects

An Investigation into the effects of boat proximity on the behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursips truncatus) in Cardigan Bay by Sinead Martin

An investigation into the effects of boat proximity on the behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cardigan Bay by Sinead Martin (CBMWC 2015) Sinead …

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Impacts of boat activity on Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behaviour and their implications for the future by Emma Lowe

Impacts of boat activity on Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behaviour and their implications for the future by Emma Lowe (CBMWC 2015) Emma volunteered …

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Helen M. Hiley, Sarah Perry, Steve Hartley & Stephanie L. King (2016): What’s occurring? Ultrasonic signature whistle use in Welsh bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Bioacoustics

Helen M. Hiley, Sarah Perry, Steve Hartley & Stephanie L. King (2016): What’s occurring? Ultrasonic signature whistle use in Welsh bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Bioacoustics …

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Interactions between bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises By Rebecca Bakker

Social interactions of bottlenose dolphins which behaved aggressively towards harbour porpoises in the Cardigan Bay SAC in 2014 By Rebecca Bakker Rebecca used historical photo-identification …

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CBMWC unusual sightings report

Researchers from the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) have been carrying out scientific surveys of the marine wildlife in Cardigan Bay for over two …

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ShoreFin Project 2015

ShoreFin Project 2015 report

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The possible reasons for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) participating in non-predatory aggressive interactions with harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Cardigan Bay, Wales

Leonora Neale BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Nottingham Abstract Between 1991 and 2011, 137 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) died as a result of attacks by …

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The community structure and ecology in and around a Sabellaria alveolata biogenic reef

Justin Grainger BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, Ecology and Conservation, Anglia Ruskin University Abstract Cei-Bach is a semi sheltered bay within the Cardigan Bay Special Area …

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Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre Bottlenose dolphin Photo-identification Catalogue 2011

CBMWC 2011 Bottlenose dolphin Photo-identification Catalogue Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre’s bottlenose dolphin photo-identification catalogue includes data and images collected during the 2005-2011 field seasons. …

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A study investigating the effects of human water usage on Tursiops truncatus abundance and behaviour in New Quay

Matthew Jones MSc Conservation Biology, University of Derby Abstract Humans are ever increasing in their use of the world’s oceans. This has been seen to …

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Identification of signature whistle types from the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population of Cardigan Bay, Wales

Identification of signature whistle types from the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population of Cardigan Bay, Wales by Helen Hiley (CBMWC 2011) Helen volunteered with the …

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The abundance of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in Cardigan Bay, Wales, in relation to shellfish factory discards

Jodie Denton BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, Swansea University The aim of the project was to investigate what impact whelk shell discards from the Quay Fresh …

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Benthic habitat mapping of Cardigan Bay, in relation to the distribution of the bottlenose dolphin

Hannah Vallin BSc (Hons) Zoology, Aberystwyth University The distribution and behaviour of many marine organisms such the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus, are influenced by the …

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The effect of boat noise and depth of water on the frequency of echolocation of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cardigan Bay

Liz Shaw BSc (Hons) Zoology,  Aberystwyth University As visibility in the marine environment can be poor, cetaceans communicate, navigate and forage acoustically. Anthropogenic noise can …

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The bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of Cardigan Bay, Wales: safe from harm?

Heather Payton, BSc (Hons) Coastal Zone and Marine Environment Studies, University of Glamorgan Social animals like bottlenose dolphins live their lives in complex communities in …

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Social structure of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cardigan Bay, Wales

Cally Barnes, BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Oceanography, University of Plymouth Social behaviour studies on bottlenose dolphins in the Northeast Atlantic are limited. This paper presents …

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Monitoring important coastal sites for bottlenose dolphin in Cardigan Bay, UK

Project Last Updated: 07/08/2009 11:18:00   Source : JMBA Monitoring important coastal sites for bottlenose dolphin in Cardigan Bay, UK Chris Pierpoint (1), Liz Allan …

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Social structure of bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay

Project Last Updated: 12/10/2004 20:50:00 Source : Rob Lott Project Start – 2003 / Project End – 2004 Collaborators: University of Wales, Bangor and Sea …

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Atlas of Marine Mammals of Wales

Project Last Updated: 01/04/2010 10:04:00   Source : CCW Marine Monitoring Report No. 68 Welsh waters support nationally and internationally important populations of marine mammals …

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Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre Bottlenose dolphin Photo-Identification Catalogue 2008

Project Last Updated: 16/07/2009 11:15:00 Source : CBMWC 2008 The following catalogue consists of an identification sheet for each successfully identified bottlenose dolphin by volunteer …

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Seasearch Report 2007 & 2008

Project Last Updated: 05/01/2009 12:48:00 Source : Kate Lock – Seasearch Seasearch Surveys from New Quay, South Cardigan Bay were organised by Kate Lock in …

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Long-term site fidelity of bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay, Wales

Project Last Updated: 10/12/2004 20:52:00 Source : Sergi Perez Collaborators: Sea Watch Foundation, Friends of Cardigan Bay and University of Wales, Bangor Cardigan Bay, Wales, …

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Abundance of marine mammals in the cardigan bay cSAC

Project Last Updated: 12/10/2004 20:37:00 Source : Fernando Ugarte Project Start – 2003 / Project End – 2004 Collaborator: Sea Watch Foundation In 1996, the …

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The use of New Quay bay by the resident bottlenose dolphins

Project Start – 2004 / Project End – 2004 Collaborators: University of Wales, Bangor, Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, West Wales Chartering Company and Sea …

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