We had an awesome start to the National Whale & Dolphin Watch event on Saturday, recording 2 species of cetacean on the first day, as well as our first encounter with bluefin tuna so far this year. Here’s one of the tiny common dolphins calves which came over to bow ride with its mother in the afternoon. Thousands of Manx shearwaters and gannets were seen pouring into the sea, creating quite a remarkable sight, with harbour porpoises and common dolphins feeding on the huge shoal of bait fish below. More photos and videos to come.
ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA, huge hunting shoal, first sighting for this year, +-120 Common Dolphins, multiple interactions including many mother-calf pairs, +-46 Harbour Porpoises, including calves, 2 Atlantic Grey Seals, 1000s of Manx Shearwaters, 1000s of Gannets, Peregrine Falcons, Barrel Jellyfish