Cornwall

More recorded sightings of dolphins and minke whales

  • 20 November 2010
  • From the section Cornwall
Minke whale
Image caption Sixteen minke whale sightings were recorded this summer - three more than in 2009

More than 1,000 dolphins and 16 minke whales were spotted by passengers and crews sailing between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this summer.

The sightings from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Scillonian III ferry were recorded as part of the Marine Biodiversity Project.

The project has become an annual event with wildlife experts.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust said dolphin sightings this summer exceeded last year's count by almost 500.

In 2009, 13 minke whales were spotted and 458 common dolphins.

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