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360° virtual reality experience lets people swim with dolphins off the Pembrokeshire coast

Credit: Wildlife Trust

New 360° footage of common dolphins has been captured for the first time off the Pembrokeshire Coast.

The South and West Wales Wildlife Trust used the footage for research, as well as to create a virtual reality experience to raise awareness of the marine wildlife in Wales.

It's totally immersive, you've got the music, you've got the creatures around you, in the dolphin experience you actually go underwater so you're swimming with their dolphins and their calves and we believe it's actually a world first in terms of the experience that you have.

– Lucy Griffiths
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Using six cameras attached to the front of a boat, the South and West Wales Wildlife Trust captured 360° footage of a pod of common dolphins.

After using the footage for research, the Trust then decided to create a virtual reality experience for the public to enjoy.

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