Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Dolphins back on the Dee

It was something of a landmark in the restoration of the old industrial landscape surrounding the Dee (Shotton et al) that a Dolphin has been spotted swimming up and down the Dee in search of fish. This is a route of 30 miles up the Welsh river. Cyclists on the river bank saw the dolphin flip in the air as it swam up the Dee as far as Chester racecourse. There was speculation that the Dolphin had been thrown off course by the full moon, but as the mammal swam back up the Dee and then returned to Connah's Quay and seemed to be fishing happily, the availability of food seemed to be the prime reason. It is always a good sign of a healthy ecosystem when the predator at the top of the food chain appears to be thriving.

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