Another day, some more White-sided Dolphins

How many people can watch White-sided Dolphins from the comfort of their desk at work? I can. Or at least, this morning I could. It’s not an everyday occurence, even up here where the usual rules about sea mammal sightings being few and far between don’t really apply.

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Got a phone call just as I was getting to grips with the first coffee of the day to say there was a pod of White-sided Dolphins heading north through Lerwick harbour. A quick look out of the window and there they were, breaching with the usual White-sided Dolphin energy and vigour. Visible for about 5 minutes before moving south and away from us, heading right up to the shore of Bressay.

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Managed some record shots, but can’t wait to see the photos coming off Dunter III – the Seabirds and Seals tour boat had the pod pass right beside them, to the evident delight of their passengers. I’ll be out with them again this Saturday, so fingers crossed for reasonable weather and some cetaceans.

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4 Responses

  1. i love dolphins , very nice pictures .

  2. Jon,

    I have had the pleasure of watching, Peale’s Dolphin, Commerson’s Dolphin, Southern Sea Lion & Southern Elephant Seal all from my living room



    • Hmm… I’ve seen Harbour Porpoise and Minke Whale, Grey and Common Seals from my living room… but they don’t really compare to your Southern Ocean exotica, Alan!

      One of these days I’ll come to visit…


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