Many of you will know that we collect data for research during our wildlife watching trips. We use this data to better understand Mount’s Bay and the animals who use the bay. Understanding how, why and when animals use certain habitats is essential in conservation.

common dolphin

A common dolphin in Mount’s Bay.

The key things it demonstrates are:

1. Data collected in a systematic, robust manner by a wildlife tour operator can fill knowledge gaps in marine species distribution.

2. Mount’s Bay is important for nursing harbour porpoise mothers and has an exceptionally high ratio of calves to adults.

3. When in the area, Risso’s dolphins use Mount’s Bay as key nursery habitat.

4. Mount’s Bay hosts a wide range of Marine Megafauna (large marine species).

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