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Thursday 4th July

Risso's dolphins

We had two windy trips today, an Ocean Discovery and a Discovery Voyage. This morning we watched several seals hauled out on the island before heading up the coast then sailing offshore. There were a few seabirds soaring past us including kittiwakes, fulmars and gannets, but it was largely quiet until by chance a large group of Risso’s dolphins swam past us! They were much further out than we have been seeing them so far this spring and summer, probably feeding on squid out there rather than octopus. This afternoon continued the quiet theme, with just seals and seabirds to see. We watched the Coastguard helicopter hovering above a container ship and winching someone off, as well as some of the traditional vessels sailing into Mousehole for the Sea, Salts and Sails festival.