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Old 04 July 2013, 10:17   #1
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Dolphins in the Solent

Where are the best places to go to to try and spot a dolphin in the Solent/isle of wight area please ?
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Old 04 July 2013, 10:24   #2
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Where are the best places to go to to try and spot a dolphin in the Solent/isle of wight area please ?
Think its totally random . There is a pod that lives along the coast , but that's a range of a couple of hundred miles I think .

Actually in the Solent I think is rare - but when you get down towards St Albans head and further west its more common ( though still rare) to see them.
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Outside Dartmouth i saw a load last year, maybe someone based down there can give more of a idea
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Outside Dartmouth i saw a load last year, maybe someone based down there can give more of a idea
Prob same pod - though I'm sure I saw a water baby behind AJs boat on Sunday
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The most times that I have seen them is in the Ballard Down and just outside of Swanage Bay area. Although a year or two ago we did spot some in Christchurch Bay. Not really the area that you are interested in though
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Where are the best places to go to to try and spot a dolphin in the Solent/isle of wight area please ?
For all the hours I spend on The Solent I have not seen dolphins, occasionally seals
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For all the hours I spend on The Solent I have not seen dolphins, occasionally seals
No, never seen any in the Solent.
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I'd never go searching for dolphins again!!!!

I do know they are put off by the noise loads of engines in the water and head out to quieter seas.
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Came out of lulworth cove a few summers ago to be met by a pod of about 15. It was a magical 30 mins watching them feed and cruse away towards Swanage
Low Speed or engine off seems tone best
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My mate saw some last week heading into the entrance of the tamar from Pymouth sound near cremyl . I have seen them there before a year or so back .
both times the tide was running in very fast on a big spring , i wonder if they feed in the fast moving tide its a good fishing spot .
often see them furthar west
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