Thursday 24 September 2020

Common Dolphins, North Cornwall, Monday 21st Sept 2020.


A seal survey with the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust out of Padstow was truly spectacular today as a pod of Common Dolphins swam directly toward our boat, Atlantic Diver, skippered by Chris Lowe.

So not only were we treated to some good seal sightings along with a few new pups on the remote beaches, we also had some good seabirds and a few jellyfish as well.

But, there's something about dolphins that automatically throws you into a "relaxed" mode, they lolled around the bows when Chris eased off the throttle and a few of them actively tried to make eye contact with us as we peered over the bows with our cameras.

I don't know what goes through their minds but I know my mind seems to have a boost of endorphins that give me a warm glow inside.... they are such special creatures.

Here is a short video I put together from 5 separate phone clips. It's on YouTube so please come back to my blog after watching it. 

Here a few more photos of the dolphins.