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Old 31 March 2009, 16:44   #11
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Been boating in anglesey from menai, typically up to puffin island for 32 years since a baby. 3 years ago (4 this summer), saw similar dolphins like the photos above, couldn't believe it. Since then, i have seen them about 3 times each summer, awesome sight. I only boat once every few weeks as well. Something must be changing.
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Old 31 March 2009, 17:46   #12
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I too am an Anglesey boater, and have seen dolphins around before, but never like that. Great shots!
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Great pics !

A pod of around 30 came into Cemlin Bay (Anglesey, near Caemas) at high time about 3 weeks ago.... the biggest I'd seen... are they actually Dolphins or Porpoise ? If they are Dolphins, what make are they ?

We normally see a pod between Carmel Head & Brickyard (near Caemas on Anglesey)... I can't believe they came so close though !

3 of us (6.2M Avon, Viper Max 5.8M and a 4.8 Ribcraft) are planning to go around the island on Sunday..... leaving Holyhead, heading Carmel Head / Bull Bay way... more the merrier if anyone fancies it ??
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Hi, they were bottle-nosed dolphins. porpoise are much smaller,don`t jump and don`t engage with you. They are pretty shy creatures and usually swim away from you and you don`t normally see more than 2/3 together. The rascals that we filmed were very confident and really put on a show for us for around 50 minutes and they came very close to the boat,there were too many to count as they seemed to be everywhere around us. Ive seen them before but never this lively and interactive. We left them after 50minutes or so because we had to get back .
It is worth noting that The Welch rural affairs minister is still allowing scallop boats to dredge up the sea bed along Cardigan Bay and this may be pushing the dolphin population further north. This practice has been banned in Cornwall and Devon as it is on the West coast of Scotland. Maybe she`ll wake up before we lose all the bottle-nosed dolphins around Wales....But alas she probably won`t.
PM me if you want to meet around Anglesey some time.
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Wow. That is amazing, you could wait a life time and not see any think like it. Plan to go up to Red Wharf bay in June, was not going to take the RIB as the launch fees and registration fees make it expensive, but may have to have a re think after that video, thanks.

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Old 09 April 2009, 16:43   #16
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launching our new 6.3 yellow humber rib tomorrow 11am from abc/beaumaris slip. might see you up by puffin if you are around. dolphins too if we are lucky!!
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