Sunday, 6 June 2010

Bristol Channel Common Dolphins

Wednesday June 2nd 2010 On passage from Swansea to Milford Haven on our motor cruiser Zenith we saw an amazing number of common dolphins. Five pods in all and we've tried to estimate numbers, but likely to be an underestimate!Our boat speed was 10k10.40am About five miles west from Worms Head about 6011.40 am 51.30 '72N, 04.32 50W about 3011.52 am 51.30 71N, 04. 36 01W about 2011.58 am 51. 30.71N, 04.38.02W about 3012.02 pm 51.30 73N, 04.40.45W about 40Amazing sight! Three pods made a bee line for us and in each case lots of dolphins played in the wake of the boat. The other two pods were in a feeding frenzy and pretty much ignored us. lots of diving gannets too. Jen and Bren.

This is a great example of how boat owners can contribute, and the value of this blog! thanks J&B!