Can dolphins be found in the UK?
The species most commonly sighted around the UK coast are bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises. There are populations of bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay in Wales and the Moray Firth in Scotland, but smaller groups or individuals may be seen almost anywhere.
What time are you most likely to see dolphins?
— The best times of day to spot dolphins are around sunrise, mid-morning (between 10 a.m. and noon), and mid-afternoon (between 2 p.m. and sunset).
Do dolphins eat jellyfish UK?
Dolphins eat a variety of fish, squid, shrimps, jellyfish and octopuses. The types of fish and other creatures dolphins eat depend on the species of dolphin, where the dolphins live and the wildlife that shares their habitats.
Are there whales in UK waters?
At least 28 of the globally recognized species of cetaceans have been reported in UK waters. Of those, 7 species can be seen regularly throughout the year including minke whales, harbour porpoises, bottlenose dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, white-beaked dolphins, common dolphins and killer whales.
Can I own a dolphin?
In February 2021, the New South Wales Government introduced a prohibition on the importation and breeding of cetaceans (including dolphins) in captivity, except for conservation purposes under biodiversity conservation regulations. … Federal laws prohibit the capture of cetaceans from the wild.