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THIRD sighting of rare dolphins in Cornwall in a month

THIRD sighting of rare dolphins in Cornwall in a month

Published by Emma Carton at 12:06pm 16th September 2019. (Updated at 12:07pm 16th September 2019)

Caught on camera - the third sighting of rare dolphins off the Cornish coast in a month.

Padstow Sealife Safaris filmed the Risso's during one of their boat trips.

At the end of last month, they were joined by several of the creatures making quite a splash.

The group said they could they were Risso's' because of their scarred, white appearance and tall dorsal fins.

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Rare dolphins have been spotted off the Cornish coast for the third time in one month. Photo: Padstow Sealife Safaris

"What a fabulous day! After quite a run of strong wind and choppy seas recently, some sunshine and calm conditions made it a beautiful day out on the water. 

"We've had lots of seals out sunbathing on the islands, sunfish, common dolphins this morning and a special visit from some Risso's dolphins this afternoon.

"They're not often seen in these waters, although we've been lucky enough to see them three times in the last month!"

Padstow Sealife Safaris

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