Monday, August 15, 2005

So long and thanks for all the fish!

Real news item by the BBC, reported today.
Dolphin spectacle baffles experts

A group of up to 2,000 common dolphins has been spotted off the
coast of west Wales.

Marine experts said it was "massively unusual" to see so many off the
Pembrokeshire coast, and the reason remained a mystery.

Cliff Benson, who runs Sea Trust, the marine branch of the Wildlife Trust of
South and West Wales, said it had been an incredible sight.

"It's fairly normal to see a hundred or so, but not thousands."

Mr Benson, who carries out regular survey work on cetaceans - dolphins,
whales, and porpoises - was on his boat when he saw the dolphins approaching.

"It was like a volcanic eruption," he said. "There were dolphins of all ages
- adults and mothers with their babies - and they were leaping out of the water.

"It's a mystery as to why there were so many. It could be because the waters
are so rich in food, and that there aren't many predators.

"They could be coming here specifically to breed because the conditions are
so right."

Mr Benson, who lives in Llanwnda, near Fishguard, is keen to get the
Pembrokeshire coast marketed to tourists who enjoy seeing marine life.

"People think they have to go to Florida to see dolphins leaping out of the
water, but it's all right here," he said.

"We should be marketing this area as 'The Dolphin Coast', and encouraging
tourists to come here and spend their money to boost the local economy.

"There's a small coastal village in Ireland that has a particularly friendly
dolphin, and people travel hundreds of miles to see him. He's worth £5m a year
to that village."

Either something big is going to happen in Wales, or the whole Earth.. this might beone of the pickup points...

Anywhoo's I am grabbing my towel and hitting the sub-etha wave bands for a pickup off this rock, just in case...

If I drop off the face of the blogosphere, well you won't have long to worry anyways, will you?

klaproth_1Klaproth was right when he predicted the UFO's would come to take me away one day. Adios Guys! It's been a blast.. oh bad choice of words...

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