Thursday 17th September comments: In recent days the weather has been fabulous as calm conditions have settled over the island. The sea state over the last few days has been virtually zero; not a ripple or wave and as a result it has helped us in our quest of spotting ceteceans in the surrounding North Sea.

With such calm conditions a number of Minke Whales have been seen whilst Harbour porpoise have also been sighted. However on Tuesday morning a large pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphins were seen coasting around the island. We don’t often see Dolphins this close to the island and it was evident it was mixed family parties as adults and youngsters were seen in the large group which totalled 40 animals. The short video above was taken as they started to move off. The Isle of May has so much wildlife even during its quieter times and its wonderful to record and see.

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