You may have seen the local Cardigan bay dolphins in the national press recently!
Sarah Michelle Wyer - a Sea Watch, dolphin expert and zoologist on ‘Ermol 6’ - a local New Quay dolphin spotting boat - had her stunning photos of Cardigan bay dolphins featured by the Times, the Telegraph, the Daily Star and the Daily Mirror.
We are lucky enough to have her permission to share them with you in case you missed them!
Photos: Sarah Michelle Wyer @sarahbearadventures
The pretty harbour village of New Quay is one of the best places in West Wales to spot Dolphins, so why not book a guided boat trip, which also gives plenty of opportunity to see a multitude of other wildlife including Harbour Porpoise, Atlantic Grey Seals, and many interesting bird species including guillemots and razorbills.
The boats are staffed by knowledgeable and friendly skippers and crew who are happy to share their extensive knowledge of the local wildlife and provide a unique opportunity to explore the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast (CMHC) and the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation, you may even get to discover some local history and Welsh legends!
Sarah and the Seawatch Foundation (who are based on the boats) have identified approximately 250 dolphins living in Cardigan Bay, by using the unique marks and nicks on the fins to identify individuals and enable monitoring of the population.
We cannot recommend this fun, unique and memorable experience highly enough and we always enjoy hearing the many dolphin tales that our guests have experienced during their stay!
If you want to try to spot dolphins from the comfort of your own sofa (or campfire!) before-hand - there is a live webcam, set up to assist the Living Seas team from the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) to monitor bottlenose dolphin activity in New Quay bay - Watch Here
Link to the original newspaper articles Here and in-print articles below: