Playful pod of dolphins spotted by visitors to Seven Sisters Brighton News

A BIG pod of playful dolphins put on a show as they swam in the water.

Passengers were enjoying a boat trip around Seven Sisters near Eastbourne when they spotted fins in the water on Monday.

But, rather than swimming, about 20 of the creatures came to see them up close.

The dolphins jumped out of the water, providing a spectacular spectacle for all aboard the Newhaven-based Maverick Adventures boat tour.

A video was submitted to the Sussex Dolphin Project, an organization that aims to “inspire and engage the local community to learn more about the incredible marine life off the coast.”

Thea Taylor of the Sussex Dolphin Project said: “It must have been a magical experience for those on the boat and quite unusual to see a group of this size so close to Seven Sisters.

“The area is a real hotspot for harbor porpoises, and we frequently see our smallest cetacean Seven Sisters at Beachy Head, but it’s also exciting to see a pod of over 20 bottlenose dolphins in the area.

“Please continue to send your marine mammal sightings to the Sussex Dolphin Project.”

The Sussex Dolphin Project keeps a record of the number of dolphins spotted off the Sussex coast as part of its research into the county’s marine mammal sightings.

This summer, the project is offering boat trips to the people of Brighton to give them the opportunity to experience and hopefully see some of the amazing marine life that lives on the Sussex coast.

Thea said: “We are delighted to announce the dates for the 2021 Sussex Dolphin Project Sunset Cruises, which will run twice a month from May through September, departing from Brighton Marina.

“Although dolphin sightings are rare this close to shore, you will learn all about our dolphins, porpoises, Sussex seals as well as other amazing marine life including seabirds, seahorses and shark species. We look forward to welcoming you on board. ”

Cruises also offer guests a ‘unique view’ of Brighton seafront as the sun sets behind the West Pier and the i360.

All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the Sussex Dolphin Project.

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This notice was published: 2021-08-25 16:30:00

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