YOU may not be able to swim with dolphins off Dorset's Jurassic Coast, but if you keep your eyes open you can certainly see them.
Bottlenose dolphins have been spotted already this year, with pods of up to 12 animals recorded during April from Durlston Head.
Sailors and walkers are urged to keep a lookout and send in their sightings of dolphins, whales and porpoises to the Sea Watch Foundation.
The marine conservation charity and research organisation
I just thought that I would post that I have added 22 more dolphin photos to the dolphin picture gallery. I hope you all like them. By the way, we have had 30,000 page views this month! That is alot of people, just over 1,000 page views per day.
In the next couple of days I am going to put up a dolphin gifts page. I found a really cool site which sells some very nice figurines and jewelry. I think I will show some of it here for everyone to see.
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Here is the latest sad news, concerning Dolphin and whale strandings, and evidence of their recent increases in frequency:
On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, six Gray's Beaked whales stranded themselves at Northland's Waipu Cove. After rescuers refloated five of the whales, they soon returned. Two have since died.
A 30 ft. sperm what became stuck in the mudd near Kilnsea, on Spurn Point, East Yorkshire today, Feb. 5, 2006.
A dolphin, which had wandered into Maryport Harbour, Maryport, UK, and been trapped, has finally been captured and returned to the ocean. At the time of the recapture, the harbour was beginning to freeze over. The dolphin was found to be covered in small cuts and abrasions.The BDMLR and two inshore rescue teams - a huge crane, two fire engines, coast guard and the police joined forces to capture and lift the dolphin out of the marina. Recently, a small pod was spotted a few miles north of Marysville, so there is hope the dolphin will join up with this pod.
Killer whales have become the most contaminated mammals in the Arctic, new research indicates.
Norwegian scientists have found that killer whales - or orcas, as they are sometimes known - have overtaken polar bears at the head of the toxic table.
No other arctic mammals have ingested such a high concentration of hazardous man-made chemicals.
The Norwegian Polar Institute tested blubber samples taken from creatures in Tysfjord in the Norwegian Arctic.
The chemicals they found included pesticides, flame retardants and PCBs -