FROM BRITTANY TO THE SOUND OF MULL
Bottlenose dolphin called Clet reveals his nomadic streak.
A solitary bottlenose dolphin first identified in France from his distinctive dorsal fin has now appeared off the west coast of Scotland after travelling there via south-west England, Wales and the west coast of Ireland.
“Bottlenose dolphins are largely resident to specific areas and travel in groups, so this solitary dolphin travelling such vast distances is quite unusual,” said Kerry Froud, a marine biodiversity officer at the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.
“But this shows that we cannot just protect one area when these animals can range so far and wide,” she added.
Clet’s highly distinctive dorsal fin makes him easy to identify.