Bottlenose Dolphin in Falmouth Bay

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Heading south across Falmouth Bay for The Manacles about twenty Bottlenose Dolphin passed by the boat heading north in the direction of Falmouth.

The pod seemed to be made up of a range of ages including one or two very small ones that kept close to their mothers.

As well as the dolphins other highlights were the Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus), Guillemot (Uria aalge) and Gannet (Morus bassanus) that regularly passed by in small numbers throughout the day.

Insight into Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): regularly sighted in the seas around Falmouth Bay, their movements are unpredictable and they may appear at any time of the year.

They are less agile than Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) but nevertheless breach and bow ride. When feeding they will also tail slap the water which is believed to confuse and stun the fish. The Sea Watch Foundation monitors dolphin sightings around the shores of the UK and welcomes any records from the public.

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