Please tell us what you’ve seen
Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation is one of the best places in the country to spot marine wildlife, with a large population of bottlenose dolphins as well as grey seals and harbour porpoises. Common dolphins, basking sharks and minke whales are occasionally seen and there have even been sightings of humpback and killer whales.
The shores and rockpools too are home to a wealth of fascinating, if somewhat smaller, plants and animals. Divers and snorkelers have a window onto life below the waves, but you don’t need to get wet to see some of the weird and wonderful undersea life. Drop a crabline into a harbour, or cast a fishing line out to sea and you never know what you might catch (only keep what you plan to eat and let everything else go unharmed of course!).
Use the discussion board below to let other people know what you’ve seen and see what other people have spotted too. Any unusual sightings will be passed onto the appropriate recording scheme, and so help scientists and managers understand more about the natural world. This includes tracking the spread of potentially invasive species, learning how plants and animals are responding to climate change, and discovering which areas might be of particular importance for certain species. Remember to enter your email address so that we can contact you to get more details about a sighting if necessary (your email won’t appear in your posting).