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That's a lot of Dolphins! (1 Viewer)

Farnboro John

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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.

John
 

kitefarrago

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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.

Andrea
 

Simon Wates

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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 São Vicente, Portugal.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
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.

Andrea

Well I don't think I'll bother next time.........
 

Farnboro John

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Well I don't think I'll bother next time.........

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. :t:

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

John
 

rollingthunder

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

Laurie:t:
 

sidwemn

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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.

Martyn
 

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