Cardigan Bay in Wales is well known for it's sea birds and marine life and most notably for the pod of 200 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. In 1995 the area has been designated as a European Special Area of Conservation mainly because of the dolphins, they are one of only two semi-permanent resident dolphin colonies in the UK. In 2001 a management scheme was put in place to monitor the dolphins and Sea Watch has been involved from the start. They help monitor the interaction between people and dolphins, they take a sea life census every year to track the population and they run a wonderful adopt-a-dolphin scheme to raise money to help protect the dolphins.
To help increase awareness of the scheme several celebrities have adapted named dolphins so you can adopt the same dolphin as your favourite celeb. David's dolphin is named Nic Nic and David's quote about the charity is "Research is vital if we want to continue to see dolphins and whales around the coast. Support Sea Watch!"
NIC NIC was first recorded in Cardigan Bay as long ago as 1990. She is one of the most regularly seen dolphins in the bay, and is a firm favourite with our observers. She is a nifty and skilful swimmer and loves surfing the waves. She is mum to Splash who was born in 2004 and Autumn who was born in July 2010.