Dolphinwatch returns to Aberdeen following last year’s success

A new season of dolphin watching has begun in Aberdeen.

RSPB has launched its year of dolphin viewing at Torry Battery, following last year’s success which saw the team spotting animals every day they were on site.

Visitors to Dolphinwatch saw pods of more than 30 dolphins feeding, breaching and swimming alongside boats in Aberdeen harbour.

This time around, there will be a slightly shorter viewing time than in previous years, with the team on site between 11am and 5pm, from Thursday to Sunday until August 18.

There will also be a new silver dolphin badge offered by the team. Emily Burton, Dolphinwatch visitor experience officer, said: “I’m excited to have the opportunity to run Dolphinwatch viewing this year and hope we have some amazing sightings like last year.

“I would love to see a humpback whale.

“But the thrill of seeing bottlenose dolphins so close from land never gets old and I still get just as excited as if it were for the first time.”

The return of Dolphinwatch coincides with Aberdeen’s first DolphinFest, taking place later this month.

The event, which runs from April 25-28, will feature dolphin rescue demonstrations.

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