There are believed to be over 250 bottlenose dolphins living in and around Cardigan Bay
Cardigan Bay enjoys a rich marine environment, full of wildlife. Throughout the year you regularly find bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise, Atlantic grey seals and a variety of bird life.
There are also regular visitors to the bay which include sunfish, basking sharks and even the illusive leatherback turtle.
In recognition of its importance, parts of the Bay have been selected as Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) – a European designation that will help to ensure that the area and its wildlife are safeguarded for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. Our Marine Wildlife Centre is based in the small fishing harbour of New Quay, within the Special Area of Conservation.