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Tuesday 11th July

leaping risso's dolphin

We had two Ocean Discovery trips today, and despite windy choppy conditions, we had some fantastic sightings. This morning we were joined by some common dolphins as we sailed southwards and we also spotted some porpoises. They were hard to spot in the challenging sea conditions, but it seemed like there were quite a few. We also saw grey seals, and plenty of seabirds including storm petrels. This afternoon not only did we see more common dolphins, but we had the best views of Risso’s dolphins we have had so far this year. They were socialising, feeding, leaping, bowriding and even backflipping like bottlenose dolphins. It was definitely worth braving the windy conditions.