A good year for whale and dolphin sightings in South West

The Whale and Dolphin Society are holding their annual survey of numbers in our waters, and they're asking us to help.

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Dolphins swim yards from holidaymakers on Cornish beach

Dolphin in Gwithian Bay, Cornwall

Three dolphins were spotted swimming close to the shore on a beach in North Cornwall.

Holidaymakers looked on as the dolphins leaped out of the water just yards from the shore in Gwithian Bay.

Dolphins encouraged away from tourists by coastguards and helicpoter

Coastguards eventually coaxed the dolphins away from tourists on the beach with the help of a helicopter.

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