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Old 03 August 2005, 07:40   #1
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I have been told that there have been Whales and Basking sharks seen from Cardigan Bay upto the North Wales coast.The coastguard apparantly put out a maritime info braodcast to look out for them recently.Has anyone else heard anything about this or seen them?
We have noticed more Porpoise and Dolphin around Anglesey recently.Does anyone know why this is?
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wheres anglesy ? i really want to see a dolphin !!!
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what a shame , anyone seen any dolphins around IOW or portsmoth,Southampton that sort of area
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what a shame , anyone seen any dolphins around IOW or portsmoth,Southampton that sort of area
No but we saw the weekend before last a seal in Chichester Marina, as we were coming through the lock at free flow it ducked down and swam right under my Rib. We stopped once we got through and it apparently was eating the fish that were swimming throught the current. Quite a sight, wish we had the camera as we were no more than 20ft if that away from it for about 1/2 an hour.
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There was or possibly still is a dolphin/porpois down off Selsea bill which likes chasing boats by the street bouy.

May be still worth a look

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Old 04 August 2005, 07:23   #7
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It sounds like you don`t have much wildlife down there! Around Anglesey we get lots of Seals there is several colonies and they often come close to the boats when you are stationary.On Sunday we had a number of porpoise in close proximity to the boats,they are shy creatures and you don`t normally get to see more than one or two at a time and they always swim away from you.The Dolphins are different they come upto the boats and generally entertain.I have not seen any yet this season but some of our friends have spent over an hour with them recently and have even been followed back.Last August we came across a large pod off the llyn peninsula it was fantastic to watch their antics,they don`t seem to be in the least bit afraid or concerned about your presence.
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what a shame , anyone seen any dolphins around IOW or portsmoth,Southampton that sort of area
We sat and watched a pod of aboud 30 or so last week at Crinnan on the Sound of Jura jumping out the water a generally being mental, never saw any Basking sharks though
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I've seen quite a few dolphins in the last couple of months in Cardigan Bay - but no whales, and no basking sharks. The local fishermen and lobstermen (or whatever they are collectively called!!) say that there are fewer Dolphins around this year, and they think it's because of the reduced number of mackeral - which is mainly what they eat, apparently.

We probably see Dolphins one trip in 10 or 12 - so at least 2 or 3 times a week so far.

My biggest problem is that Sammy the One Eyed Seal doesn't seem to want to come near the RIB anymore - he has taken offence at my wash waking him up last week when he was dozing off Llanaber.........

Having said that - there have been LOADS of jellyfish this year - which attracts the Leatherback Turtles - they eat them (yuk).

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I saw many seals two weeks ago off St Davids in Pembrokshire, (South West Wales) went on a round the island trip in a 10mtr Humber - Excellent Rib and superb guide - well recommended.
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