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Wednesday 6th September

crystal jellyfish

The water is full of crystal jellyfish suddenly, as well other species of jellyfish like compass. Until a few years ago these were rarely seen in our waters – another sign of warming seas. We had a four hour followed by a three hour trip and sightings were similar on both, though it was much calmer this morning. We found lots of common dolphins and harbour porpoises – at the end of the second trip the porpoises were under a real feeding frenzy of gannets. The dolphins this afternoon were further offshore, and were found again with lots of feeding Manx and Cory’s shearwaters. This morning we also saw some breaching bluefin tuna.