35 Dolphins Including A Calf Spotted Swimming Off Bempton Cliffs

Dolphins have been enjoying the wonderful Yorkshire coast this week. 35 dolphins including a young calf were spotted at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. They entertained onlookers, getting got up close and personal for some great photographs.

Credit: Jo Symons

The pod was possibly one of the biggest pods spotted at the Bempton area, and volunteer Jo Symon captured amazing photos of the dolphins playing, including one of the young calf showing off on Monday.

Credit: Jo Symons

According to The Yorkshire Post, the pod appeared off Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby around three summers ago and have made the North Sea stretch here their permanent home.

Credit: Jo Symons

Posting the images to their Facebook page RSPB Bempton Cliffs said: “What amazing sights of bottle-nosed dolphins seen yesterday off the cliff tops at Bempton! Such a treat seeing these awesome mammals including this gorgeous calf!”  

Credit: Jo Symons

The Bempton Cliff team takes part in an annual Seawatch Foundation Whale and Dolphin Watch week in which they collect data on sightings in a bid to create a greater understanding of the wonderful creatures.

The event is from 24th July until 1st August.

Whilst we were back in lockdown this time last year up to 40 dolphins were spotted having a morning swim in Bridlington bay by a local skipper. They were first spotted along the Scarborough coast and now Bridlington. Check out the videos and images here.

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