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Steve Hartley is the founder of Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay. He now runs Dolphin Survey Boat Trips, however previously fished the waters of Cardigan Bay.

A member of our Living Seas Team sat down with Steve, to discuss his memories of life in the Bay. Here, he discusses early sightings of Thresher sharks in the 1980's.

Recollection as follows:

"So yeah, so Thresher sharks.

Mike Thrussel, that was in the 80’s, he said, I remember just having a conservation with him when he came fishing one day. And he said 'Oh, they’ve just had a sighting of Threshers up by Bardsey'.

That was in the 80’s, so they’ve probably been around forever – you know."

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