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Sunday 6th August

jumping common dolphins

After the extremely strong wind of yesterday the weather and sea had calmed down an amazing extent. We had two three hour trips, and had great views of common dolphins on both of them. This morning we found two small groups, and this afternoon quite a few more. There was a large group of seals on the island (we counted 13 in one small area), and another separate one who was feeling antisocial – it was Kelp of course. During the afternoon it seemed they had all got fed up of one another and spread out a bit. Seabird sightings included lots of storm petrels feeding on dense plankton patches, Manx shearwaters and gannets.