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Video: Dolphins in Strangford Lough footage captured by Queen's team

Queen's University's Marine lab team have captured footage of a school of dolphins playing in Strangford Lough, Co Down.

The team were en route to sampling the seaweed farm beside the Minesto sea kite trial site when they caught site of the dolphins.

Afterwards they discovered that the animals were short beaked common dolphins - the first confirmed record of the species in Strangford Lough and one of only a handful of sightings on the Co Down coast.

As the video is almost 6 minutes long, they have provided the dolphin sighting times here: 0.02, 0.15, 0.44, 1.19, 1.39, 1.48, 2.03, 2.23, 2.56, 3.03, 3.18, 3.29, 3.43, 3.53, 4.22, 4.47, 5.03, 5.15, 5.21.

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