September 18th & 19th

September 22nd, 2019

Dreaded easterly winds arrived in Falmouth earlier this week but we still managed to get offshore and it seemed that a lot of the wildlife was enjoying the big seas! On a couple of occasions over a dozen harbour porpoises suddenly appeared out of nowhere without any clues from birds, rushing, leaping and hunting in the waves. This was followed by the rough sea literally exploding as some 80 common dolphins with lots of calves erupted at high speeed out of the water in the middle of Gerrans Bay and almost ran right into the beach! A spectacular and quite the adrenaline rush. The seal pup is still well and safe, slowly getting more confident in the water with its parents always close by.

+-80 Common Dolphins, including calves, traveling at high speed in the big sea past Gerrans Bay, 36 Harbour Porpoises, multiple interactions, 3 Atlantic Grey Seals, seal pup plus its parents, Manx Shearwaters, Gannets, Mediterranean Gulls

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