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July 17th, 2020

Large maternal pods of common dolphins were recorded in both our morning and afternoon cruises yesterday. The first group were traveling at speed and rushed over to bow ride. The second group were associated with a huge, dense gathering of herring gulls and gannets all feeding on a big shoal of fish inshore which was very exhilarating to watch, and they left behind a large slick of fish oil on the sea surface from where they had all been feeding which was very strong smelling! 

80 Common Dolphins, two different interactions, maternal pods, 4 Atlantic Grey Seals, 3 males, one female, 1 Storm Petrel, 100s of Manx Shearwaters, 100s of Gannets, huge workups, lots diving in including several juveniles, 100s of Herring Gulls, all feeding on bait fish on the surface, Guillemots, Razorbills, Mediterranean Gulls, full summer plumage, 4 Peregrine Falcons, including chicks, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Egret, 2 Swallows, Compass Jellyfish, Crystal Jellyfish

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