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Thursday 11th April

It was a grey murky day today as expected, however the sea has mostly calmed down after the extraordinarily strong wind and huge tides of the last week or so. This morning was admittedly very misty, though as often happens when the vis is poor, the seabird sightings were great. There were very large numbers…

Sunday 31st March

Today was an eventful. We had a very choppy trip in the building south easterly sea, and had some great wildlife encounters. These included some lovely common dolphins who came and bow rode through the waves, providing a lot of excitement. We also saw porpoises, loads of seabirds, and some grey seals as well as…

Tuesday 26th March

We had an ocean discovery in the spring sunshine this morning and were joined by eleven passengers. The sea was a bit chopped up in the south westerly wind but at least it was blue! There were lots of seals on the haul out site, both in the water and on the rocks including some…

Sightings summary for 2023

I have been looking back over 2023 and made some images to represent our sightings of different species. We recorded cetaceans on 81% of our trips last year, which is an amazing sightings rate. 10252 dolphins, porpoises and whales! We also saw grey seals on most trips, bluefin tuna and ocean sunfish. Each image has…

Saturday 25th November

A chilly grey day today, and conditions weren’t nearly as still and glassy as we were promised! However we had a lovely end of season trip with some fun friendly people on board – thanks for coming guys! Even though it was high tide we saw some seals hauled out on rocks on the island…

Wednesday 22nd November

An unexpected trip at the end of the season, a whole four weeks after our last one during half term! A weather and swell window over the next few days allowed us to  head out with seven passengers to see what we have been missing over the last month. As ever  when you have been…

Tuesday 4th July

We had a four hour trip followed by a two hour trip today. As has become “normal” over the last few weeks, we found Risso’s dolphins first thing  – we are starting to recognise some of them now as we get good ID shots, and we have certainly seen some of these individuals in previous…

Thursday 15th June

We had two Ocean Discovery trips today in calm conditions and hot sun. We saw grey seals down at the island, especially well this morning when they were hauled out on the rocks. We then headed westwards and everything seemed very quiet – until lots of feeding gannets were spotted in the far distance. Underneath…

A map of our sightings in 2021

Marine Discovery Sightings 2021: it was a fantatsic year for sightings in Mount’s Bay! What a fantastic year 2021 was for wildlife sightings. I was going through the records just to get an idea and found that we saw: Bottlenose Dolphins: 128 Common Dolphins: 9427 Fin Whales: 1 possibly 2 Harbour Porpoises: 1810 Minke Whales:…

Watching basking sharks

Watching basking sharks There seem to be a lot of basking sharks in the bay at the moment. We are finding them in lots of different places on our tours. The water is very clear at the moment so when they come close the views are spectacular. The last few years have been quieter for…