Holiday Cardigan Bay - Ynys Lochtyn photo by Janet Baxter

Experience:

24th April 2014

Marine wildlife in Cardigan bay

Atlantic Grey Seal by Janet Baxter

Atlantic Grey Seal by Janet Baxter

Cardigan Bay is home to a wide variety of Marine Wildlife, all of which can be seen with a little knowledge and patience. Here are of some of the fascinating animals you may see.

Come to Cardigan Bay West Wales and see the Bottlenose Dolphin, Atlantic Grey Seal, Harbour Porpoise, and much more. The imae above of the atlanitc Grey Seal is the most likely way you will spot them, they seem to take as much interest in us as we do in them. Look out for them as you walk any of the coast paths.

Atlantic Grey Seals

Around 130 thousand Atlantic grey seals inhabit the north Atlantic and Baltic waters. They are regularly seen from the shore around Cardigan Bay offering a fascinating sight with their large bulbous heads protruding from the water, eyes staring in a friendly curious manner. They can grow to 2.5 meters in length and weigh over 300 kgs. There are various places around Cardigan Bay to see these spectacular animals.

Click here for video, images and sounds of dolphins