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“A r-eely unusual encounter”
“A r-eely unusual encounter”

An odd encounter with a pod of bottlenose dolphins and a conger eel leaves researchers puzzled...

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16-10-2015 18:30 Common Dolphin 20 near Isle of Skye
27-11-2015 10:00 Pilot Whale 20 mouth of loch shel...
25-11-2015 11:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 Near Rothesay
22-11-2015 12:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 Loch Nevis
22-11-2015 14:15 Harbour Porpoise 3 North of Calve Isl...
22-11-2015 14:00 Harbour Porpoise 7 Sound of Mull (bet...
21-11-2015 12:10 Harbour Porpoise 1 North of Ardmore P...
18-10-2015 10:50 Common Dolphin 2 Between Barra and ...
18-10-2015 10:05 White-Beaked Dolphin 5 Between Barra and ...
11-11-2015 13:45 Harbour Porpoise 1 North of Calve Isl...
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