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Dolphins make a splash off the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 11:33

VIDEO AND GALLERY
A POD of dolphins was spotted off the Isle of Wight yesterday (Monday) and Islanders were quick to grab their phones and cameras to capture the moment.

The dolphins were seen leaping from the water off Ventnor, giving spectators an unforgettable show.

Among those to see them was Lucy Strevens, of Ventnor-based boat builders Cheetah Marine, who said: "Ed Blake from Ventnor Fishery spotted the pod when he was driving back along Whitwell Road. 

"We jumped in the boat and Ed's sister Daisy Blake who is at Sandown High School took some fantastic video which already has over 23,500 views. I don't know what qualifies as viral but its certainly on its way.

"Both Geoff Blake and Sean say this is one of the best sightings of dolphins ever. The dolphins played alongside the boat for a couple of hours until it got dark. They had amongst their group, several babies including one pup. 

"The juveniles enjoyed jumped high into air and performing for us.

"As time progressed the mothers seemed to allow the baby to come closer to the boat and watch us as they leapt from the water."

See photos and Daisy's footage below:

Ventnor dolphins Lucy Strevens

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Lucy Strevens.


Ventnor dolphins Lucy Strevens

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Lucy Strevens.


Ventnor dolphins Lucy Strevens

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Lucy Strevens.


Ventnor dolphins Lucy Strevens

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Lucy Strevens.


Ventnor dolphins Lucy Strevens

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Lucy Strevens.


Ventnor dolphins Lucy Strevens

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Lucy Strevens.

Ventnor dolphins Jamie Bowden

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Jamie Bowden.


Ventnor dolphins Jamie Bowden

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Jamie Bowden.


Ventnor dolphins Jamie Bowden

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Jamie Bowden.


Ventnor dolphins Jamie Bowden

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Jamie Bowden.


Ventnor dolphins Jamie Bowden

Ventnor dolphins. Picture by Jamie Bowden.

Dolphins by Andy Butler

Andy Butler took this photo at St Catherine's last week.


Daisy Blake shot this footage of the Ventnor dolphins.

 


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