Saturday, 16 May 2009

Sad Striper Story

Late news from Rod Penrose, a striped Dolphin live stranded at Tenby last week. It was considered to be beyond help and was humanely euthanized . The Strange thing is that although Striped Dolphins have only ever been reported once at sea (one seen By G H Rees & self from Strumble in amongst a pod of Commons) they are reported as strandings most years. We must have seen photographed and filmed thousands of Common Dolphins in Pembrokeshire waters and yet have no other records. Talking to Irish Whale and Dolphin Group experts , it seems they get several strandings per year but again no sightings of animals at sea... strange eh!