Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.
Whole pod of happiness for volunteers as dolphins spotted off Beachy Head
4:30pm Friday 9th August 2013 in News
Volunteers were treated to an experience of a lifetime when they discovered a pod of dolphins.
Four volunteer divers were out with the Sussex Wildlife Trust at the marine conservation zone near Beachy Head when four bottlenose dolphins were spotted.
Olle Åkesson, Sussex Wildlife Trust marine officer, said: “It wasmyself and four volunteers that found the dolphins, we were all out on a sea search dive.
“There were four of them, all about two metres long.
“It’s not entirely common for them to be in the area, there are lots of sightings in Cornwall and the occasional sighting around these parts, so it is quite rare.
“The volunteers absolutely loved it and it was one of the girls called Briony who actually spotted them.
“It’s always really exciting to see them and even our skipper was getting quite animated and he enjoyed it.
“Finding dolphins in the area is just one of those things, but the hot weather recently has cleared the water and makes it easier to spot them.”
See the latest news headlines from The Argus:
- Worthing teen died after doctors did not check for tumour, inquest hears
- Fire breaks out at historic Brighton flats
- Schoolboy taken to hospital after being hit by car
- Brighton and Hove schools are doing better than ever but attainment divide is still in evidence
- Judge in Ricardo Pisano murder case has said he will accept majority ruling
Comments are closed on this article.