The dolphins were jumping out of the water but by the time I got the camera they had stopped jumping.
No interactions present.
Not sure there is enough flank showing to rule out common dolphin.
Definitely an even toed ungulate.
Wow... clearly as a complete ignoramus to this just wondered how you can rule out Harbour Porpoise (the only cetacean I've seen).
Probably something to do with shape of fin or something??
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I’m no expert but the dorsal fin looks too long and sickle shaped to be a Harbour Porpoise.
They were too large to be Harbour Porpoise, I see them frequently, at least once a week in the summer therefore can tell the difference.
The reason I am so confident that they are not Common Dolphins is because when they were jumping out of the water they did not have the colouration of a Common Dolphin.
thanks Stephen, asking out of interest, not doubting at all. I don't think Harbour Porpoises actually jump out of the water either, but I may be wrong. You're very luck to see them...
Cheers. Very good photos on flicker nice viewing
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