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Old Wednesday 17th July 2019, 18:26   #1
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That's a lot of Dolphins!

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Old Wednesday 17th July 2019, 22:57   #2
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I would query the estimating methods - my understanding of Common Dolphin estimation is for schools swimming at the surface, estimate = 3X no. visible at any one time.

And 100 Common Dolphins is fairly easily beaten in Britain, let alone places like South Africa.... underwhelmed by this report.

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Old Thursday 18th July 2019, 10:40   #3
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I'vee seen an estimated 1000 Long-beaked Common dolphins off the coast of Baja California, and the sighting lasted more than 25 minutes too, so I agree that the reported sighting isn't that impressive.

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Old Thursday 18th July 2019, 14:28   #4
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Its an exhilarating clip and as suggested looks more like say double the amount said. Once I counted/estimated a conservative 500 Common Dolphins in a feeding frenzy off Cabo de So Vicente, Portugal.
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I'vee seen an estimated 1000 Long-beaked Common dolphins off the coast of Baja California, and the sighting lasted more than 25 minutes too, so I agree that the reported sighting isn't that impressive.

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Hey, Andy: its like calling something wrong on a seawatch. Chances are the correction teaches you - or somebody there - something that they wouldn't otherwise have learned. Never turn down a learning opportunity.

BTW I believe "Long-beaked Common Dolphin" has just been lumped, we are back to one species: Common Dolphin.

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Andy - its the BBC, anything impresses them - after all they make crap like Springwatch and employ idiots to present it

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Just part of a pod of Capensis Common Dolphin off Cape Point South Africa back in 2009. Was estimated at over 3000 dolphin. Didn't have a wide enough lens.

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Wow - now that is impressive

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Most I've seen in a pod recently is just 8 - and that was peas, not dolphins . . .
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You need to get back down the allotment.....with your fellow Remoaner Jezza

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