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I haven’t added a post for a while because we have been so busy. Here are a variety of videos filmed over the last few months.

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Today we had the privilege of watching an adult humpback whale in Mount’s Bay. This is only the 2nd humpback we’ve seen in ten years so it was a special experience!

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We were searching offshore when we saw a massive gannet feeding frenzy. Heading over we found 50 common dolphins and a minke whale feeding underneath the gannets.  

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Common dolphins in glassy calm conditions. nbsp;

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Common dolphins were everywhere in Mount’s Bay today.

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This is a video of one of the 3 common dolphin pods we saw today. Listen closely half way through and you might here one of the common dolphins gargling! There is also some nice under water footage at the end.

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This video demonstrates perfectly why we use the boat we do; when common dolphins are bow riding there is no boat that gives a better view. We saw two big pods of common dolphins today along with the Risso’s dolphins that are still present in the bay. A basking shark obligingly popped up for us too!  

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We saw Risso’s dolphins on both trips today. Must have been at least 30 in the afternoon with some very young claves (newborns) present in the pod.

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It is believed that minke whales are born in the winter and that in the North Atlantic the mothers migrate down to the vicinity of the Canary or Cape Verde Islands. No-one is 100% sure. The minke calves are then lactating and begin the journey north with their mothers. Once they arrive on the northern feeding grounds in Spring time …

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