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Use The Force Yoda !

Hi Everyone,

The dolphin activity around Chanonry Point has been a bit sporadic of late with some days where a lot seems to be happening and others where it seems to be really quiet. We had an influx of some of the younger dolphins that we see around Cromarty more often, including young ID#1022 “Yoda” here, bow-riding with a trawler and two of the crew are leaning over the bow enjoying the sight of having a wild dolphin keeping them company.

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Photo © WDC/Charlie Phillips

Dolphins often use the force of the bow wave in front of big boats and ships to help push them along, saving energy but I think in this case young Yoda is just enjoying being a wild free dolphin !

Best Wishes,

Charlie.