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Watch: Ukrainian refugees squealing with delight on dolphin boat trip off Welsh coast

16 Aug 2022 2 minute read
Ukrainian refugees enjoying the dolphin show (Credit: Joshua Pedley)

Magical video of dolphins breaching off the west coast of Wales in an unprecedented show for Ukrainian refugees has been posted online.

The film shot by Joshua Pedley, a wildlife guide with SeaMôr Dolphin Watching Boat Trips New Quay, shows dolphins swimming alongside a boat carrying around a hundred Ukrainian refugees.

The trip specially arranged for the refugees who are seeking shelter in Ceredigion is doubly wonderful as at various points dolphins breach the water, putting on a brilliant show for the refugees, many of them children.

The excitable noise is ramped up when the dolphins splash the families on the boat who can be heard cheering, laughing and squealing with delight.

In a post of Facebook, Joshua wrote: ‘Yesterday we took out the really lovely Ukrainian people who are staying locally. And the dolphins came and showed their support for Ukraine in a BIG way. Never before have I witnessed dolphins breaching off the bow of the boat like this.”

Meanwhile on his Twitter account @MyWildlifePosts he said: ‘To put it simply.. EPIC!! What an amazing encounter. We ran a trip to take out some of the Ukrainian people who are seeking refuge here locally. And we had this happen! Just amazing. The dolphins definitely showed their support for Ukraine’ 🇺🇦


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

Perhaps the new Premier Inn in Porthmadog could sponsor a mid week break for a few and a guided tour through the mountains to help reaffirm a belief in the beauty of planet earth…to sit, feet dangling in space, on Crib Coch with the majesty of Gwynedd beneath them might restore their appetite for life. For those with vertigo perhaps a walk on Harlech beach with the sun setting behind the Llyn… honestly I have no shares in Premier Inn…

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

Just made me pause a moment and think how lucky my family is to have lived here all our lives. Quite heartwarming to see others who have been through hell loving a special moment, especially the children. Heddwch PEACE .

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago

Bae Ceredigion – good therapy for most things !

One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
1 month ago

So cool. To see the video, and that the dolphins turned out for the Ukranian refugees.

Tanwg
Tanwg
1 month ago

Gwych, Fantastic👍

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