Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Purbeck Dolphin

There have been several sightings of Dolphins along the Dorset coast today, with a pod seen of the coast of Bournemouth this morning. After getting word of a pod swimming west towards the cliffs at Durlston on the south eastern tip of the Isle of Purbeck there was really only one thing to do.
A swift walk to the cliffs later and we were greeted with the usual beautiful views but no Dolphins. This soon changed however when we saw a pod of between 15 and 20 animals swimming towards us and moving quite close to the cliffs. The only down side was watching two boats, a speed boat and a Poole registered fishing boat, run down the Dolphins, causing them to separate. There is never any excuse for this and it not good to see at all.



3 comments:

ritaroberts said...

Thanks for these wonderful pictures of those Dolphins. You are right. Some people driving boats have no regard for the welfare of these wonderful animals.

Darren Lock said...

Great work

SimonK said...

Lovely shots, but let's have some images of the culprits as well!

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