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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 the first surveys carried out.

Recollection as follows:

"The first surveys with Holly Arnold were part funded by Greenpeace and Aberdeen University. Sue Mare was the one who, I think she was Holly’s supervisor…so we did that for a few years. We had these amazing days out, but then those surveys stopped because the money ran out.

And I was thinking if we could get half a dozen people on the boat, that would pay for this every day. And we could go on ad infinitum, we could just carry on going."

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