One of the dolphins can be seen swimming just a stone throw away from a life boat
A pod of dolphins were spotted on the shores on Blackpool yesterday after a weekend of warm weather and calm tides on the seafront.
In a post shared by VisitBlackpool, two photographs show a lone dolphin swimming slightly above the sea on Blackpool’s shore. Beside it is a small life boat a stone throw away from the creature unlikely to be spotted from the resort.
Dolphins were spotted on the Fylde coast in July last year with a video then capturing the sea creature jumping in and out of the waves with Walney Offshore Windfarm in the distance.
Blackpool shares its coast with the Irish Sea where there are five species of dolphin which could be found. This includes the Common Dolphin, Bottlenose dolphin, Harbour porpoise, Risso’s dolphin and Minke whales.
Sharing the rare photographs taken by photographer Positive Lee on Twitter yesterday morning (June 8), VisitBlackpool added: “DOLPHIN ALERT/ A pod of dolphins was spotted on our shores yesterday thanks to the warm weather and calm tides.”
Back in 2020, Bottlenose dolphins were seen swimming in the Irish Sea along the Blackpool coastline and were captured by photographer Wendy Palmer. The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most popular species of marine mammals and usually live in groups or ‘pods’ with a dozen to 25 members.
- 06:44, 9 JUN 2022