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Old 06-09-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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Blind dog I.E. Scott Younger on here had an very interesting boat trip last night,

Scotty are you going to share your story on here!!
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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i was in the solent and a dolphin lept out of the water alongside us so i stopped it circled the boat then came along side .he kept rolling over and getting us to rub his tummy then he would spin round jump and come back for more,i spose you have to be there but realy was amazing
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:15 PM   #3
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Take it you are going to post the photos.
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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i will when my mate sends them to me,later that night he came into the marina ,the marine biologists came from weymouth they new him he is 25yrs old ,14ft long an called george ,they put there rib in and he followed them all the way to portland
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You are one lucky guy......
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:10 PM   #6
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Yup, lucky fecker! They're great aren't they.

We had a Dolphin encounter a few years back in Lyme bay, doesn't sound like it would hold a candle to your meeting in the Solent, but was good all the same.

A short vid:

http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m...-2001.wmv.html
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:22 PM   #7
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glad you found it of interested,i must say it was mind blowing
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We have twice seen Dolphins in Plymouth Sound, over about ten years, though nothing as close up & fascinating as your encounter.

The first time was the best. The Dolphins raced alongside the boat, breaking the surface. One batted a fish into the air, caught it & ate it! Unfortunately, each time we stopped moving the Dolphins would clear off, only returning once we were moving at a fair lick.

We thought at first they were trying to race us (we were doing 25ish) until they all just took off & left us behind.

Fantastic animals.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:53 AM   #9
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like buses . . . . ski race training on tuesday nite in the sound and spotted a dolphin in front of us twice! It made for an interesting session as I was behind the boat 200ft away at 75mph!

All safe and sound in the sound
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:04 AM   #10
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These were taken last month when I was working offshore in West Africa.

The first three were taken on the same day and the forth one about a week earlier.

These guys were just swimming outside our area of operations so we launched the FRC to go and get some photo's. They must have been swimming near us for nigh on half an hour - amazing sight.
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Last Saturday coming back from Dartmouth we saw quite a few including some youngsters - fantastic!
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:11 AM   #12
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They really are spectacular creatures. Ive only seen them off the coast of Oman in very large numbers.

I wish id have been there to witness your encounter in the Solent.
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