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Thursday 12th October

common dolphins
We had a four hour trip today in similar conditions to yesterday though less wind so the sea was a bit smoother. It was a typically productive October trip with lots to see. We motored along the coast until Porthcurno then sailed out to the Epson Shoal as the wind direction was just right. We encountered a couple of pods of common dolphins and harbour porpoises, loads of bluefin tuna, and several Portuguese men of war. There were good numbers of seals hauled out on the island, including several youngsters. Seabird sightings included more Cory’s and Great Shearwaters, and common scoters.