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Wednesday 12th June

ocean sunfish

After a couple of weeks of saying “We have normally seen sunfish by now – but there have been none so far” today we saw three in one morning. A decade ago we used to see so many during the summer, but they have been steadily decreasing the last three years or so. We got good views of one of these though, basking at the surface and one having its parasites cleaned by gulls. We also had great views of the same pod of Risso’s dolphins spotted two days ago, and a grey seal. Seabirds included kittiwakes and razorbills. On the afternoon three hour trip we looked in vain for the dolphins again and despite reports of them being in a certain location, they had moved on by the time we got there. We had lovely views of seals in two locations and the coastline looked stunning in the afternoon sun.