Dolphins put on a show

Two common dolphins were captured on video this weekend, bow-riding and breaching around a small boat off the east side of Yell.

Daniel Gear and his father David were fishing between Aywick and the White Hill on Saturday afternoon when the dolphins approached. The animals came alongside the boat, and remained with them as they moved around the area.

According to Daniel: “We motored around for 10 – 15 minutes with the dolphins playing around the boat, jumping out of the water, and swimming on their sides at the side of the boat to get a look at us. It was absolutely incredible”.

Despite the name, common dolphins are in fact rarely seen around Shetland, being more of a warm water species.


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  • Judith Arthur

    • July 23rd, 2013 22:31

    We had the sme a few weeks back two dolphins swimming alongside us x spectacular and exciting. Sadly we have no video but we do have some photos x So beautiful to see


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