The sea was thriving again this weekend as if all of a sudden Falmouth Bay has become rich with wildlife. High numbers of common dolphins and harbour porpoises have been recorded during the past few trips and today we found some stunning white-beaked dolphins. Fins were popping up everywhere almost as soon as we left the Carrick Roads and everybody on board enjoyed multiple close encounters with a trio of cetaceans… this is what July is all about! Bottlenose dolphins were also sighted to the west of us while we were out, but we had already gone east after spotting a large workup of diving gannets!
This year’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch is running between 27/07 – 04/08 so please book well in advance on 01326 316098 if you would like to join us in searching for trying to record as many cetaceans as possible.
3 WHITE-BEAKED DOLPHINS, first encounter of the year, +-175 Common Dolphins, +-72 Harbour Porpoises, 100s of Gannets, large workups offshore, 100s of Manx Shearwaters, flying through, sat in large rafts or feeding, few Guillemots, +-50 Mute Swans by the marina, Compass Jellyfish, Blue Jellyfish, Barrel Jellyfish