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VIDEO: Dancing dolphins entertain researchers in Donegal

Whatever you did last Friday, it probably didn’t involve hanging out with 50 dolphins in Lough Swilly…

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HERE, LITERALLY, is something you don’t see every day.

This video from researchers at the Irish Basking Shark Project shows a group of dolphins, estimated to be almost 50 in number, splashing about at Lough Swilly in Co Donegal.

A member of the research team told Irish Central that while seeing dolphins swimming in the area was not unusual, it was rare that such a large pod would be seen in Irish waters.

They added that the area has been particularly active this year – the group has already seen basking sharks and killer whales in the waters, as well as sunfish, seals and harbour porpoises.

More from the project’s ‘Deep Six’ YouTube account.

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