Friday, 7 August 2009

Dungeness Dolphins

We enjoyed watching this school of around 8 dolphins for about half an hour, playing just off the surf-line off the pebble beach at Dungeness; presumably attracted close inshore by the warm water outfows from the nearby nuclear power station, the only blot on an otherwise gloriously desolate landscape.

My limited attempts to identify these mammals suggest they are most likely bottle-nosed dolphins, which are not uncommon in this area.