Your Sea Stories

Leatherback Turtle, September 1988

The specimen is now kept at the National Museum of Wales. Back in September 1988, whilst I was working as a warden at Morfa Harlech National; Nature…

John Coe

On 1st June 2008 we were on a boat trip in the Grassholm area. Our Skipper – ‘Zeman’ – spotted movement near the horizon which turned out…

Bottlenose dolphin2 - Paul Board

Bottlenose Dolphins

July 2018. My first trip aboard the local fishing boat Incentive moored up in Rhos-on-Sea (where I now live), chartered by Ben Murcott on behalf of other…

Risso’s dolphins!

I was on a boat trip in the Grassholm area when this strange (it was to us then) large ‘creature’ passed us. I managed this photo of…

Aberystwyth Castle

I remember sitting on Aberystwyth Castle in the summer of 1984 when there was a ripple among the crowd of sunbathers when someone noticed dolphins or porpoises…

Sighting of dolphins

We went to Rhossili, South Wales (Gower) for a day out in September 2017. It was a quiet day, rather cool and cloudy all day long. At…

The mermaid’s song

My family were taking a walk along the stunning coastline of the Llyn peninsula. We’d set off from Morfa Nefyn to follow the route along the coast…

Camping holidays in Rhoslefain3 - Anna Griffiths

Whales in Wales?

When I was a child I used to go camping with my father and brother to a, in those days, little known about campsite on a farm…

A big basking shark

Sadly things have changed. Roughly 1962 I was out in a 25′ boat fishing off Caldey Island when a basking shark drifted past close enough to touch….

Orca sighting on New Years Day

We did see a male Orca halfway between St Ann’s Head and Skokholm on 1st January a few years ago but whether it was 2015, 2016, 2017…

A close encounter with Halichoerus grypus

I have been sea kayaking around New Quay for many years and I never cease to to be amazed at the diversity of marine life one encounters…

Memories of holidays at New Quay in the 1980’s

I went to New Quay twice in the 1980’s; 1983 Youth Hostelling with the 1st Calverton Guides and then on holiday in 1986. It was interesting to…