The following is from a BBC report into whale, dolphin and porpoise populations off the coast of Wales.

A bottle nose dolphin

A total of 158 dolphins and whales were spotted off the coast of Wales in an annual survey, says a marine charity.

Six different species were seen during the weekend exercise by Sea Watch volunteers.

The largest was a group of 44 bottlenose dolphins spotted near Anglesey, while others included minke whale and harbour porpoise.

Remaining data from boat operators may increase the final total.

The survey was the 10th annual National Whale and Dolphin Watch (NWDW) and took place 5-7 August.

In Wales, other sightings included:

  • A pod of 30 common dolphin, 30 miles west of Caernarfon, Gwynedd
  • Bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise around Cardigan island, Mwnt, Ynys Lochtyn, Bird's Rock in New Quay and New Quay harbour
  • Groups of harbour porpoise from Point Lynas and others in Bull Bay

    BBC News Report

Rowing in Bull Bay we often see porpoiose along the coast, and so we could help the Sea Watch group by reporting these sitings, so please keep an eye out at the club for more info, some forms, and of course the Porpoise!