Na­ture: Whales and dol­phins get on swim­mingly in rare meet­ing

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - NEWS -

A rare sight of dozens of pi­lot whales swim­ming with more than 10 Risso’s dol­phins was spot­ted in a Caith­ness bay this week. Wildlife pho­tog­ra­pher Karen Munro cap­tured the mo­ment in this pho­to­graph, af­ter be­ing alerted to the ac­tiv­ity in Dun­net Bay, near her home town of Thurso. She said: “It’s rare to see pi­lot whales off Caith­ness, but Risso’s are seen fairly reg­u­larly. “The High­land Coun­cil ranger Paul Cas­tle spot­ted them. I was quite gob­s­macked, to be hon­est. I don’t think the two species are seen of­ten to­gether in UK waters and there is a bit of a de­bate go­ing on as to their be­hav­iour to­wards each other.”

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