Dolphin Experience

By Kathryn Slade Dolphins

Pembrokeshire has lots of amazing things to offer, beautiful coastline to explore, miles of open spaces and some amazing wildlife too!

Did you know that the north coast of Pembrokeshire and over to neighbouring Ceredigion is one of only two places in the UK where you can see these incredible dolphins!

During summer you may even be able to spot the hundreds of visiting dolphins with their young calves.

We are big fans of these intelligent creatures here at Bluestone. We even have a friendly dolphin called Finn as our Blue Lagoon Waterpark mascot.

Finn the Dolphin 

Our friends at the Wildlife Trust have brought them closer than ever before with their 360 degree, Virtual Reality experience.

Did you know?
  • Dolphins use echolocation to communicate with each other and to hunt. Echolocation is the use of sound waves to identify objects. The dolphins send out high frequency sound waves and listen for echoes reflecting off objects to identify what is around them and seek out any potential prey.
  • They’re very playful and like to swim alongside boats and ships, and are even known to leap up alongside kayaks in Mwnt!
  • It’s estimated that Dolphins can swim at speeds of around 30 miles per hour.
  • They have a long lifespan and can live over 40 years!
  • They communicate using many sounds including whistles, clicks and squeaks.
  • Dolphins sleep very differently to us. While we breathe automatically, becoming unaware of our surroundings during sleep, only half of a dolphin’s brain is asleep at a time while the other half stays awake to enable them to continue breathing manually and to be able to look out for danger. They keep one eye open while sleeping and rest motionless towards the surface of the water.
  • They don’t drink like humans do. Their food (fish and squid) contains a lot of water. They also don’t sweat like we do so don’t need to take in as much fluid.
  • You can also spot Dolphins off the Pembrokeshire islands of Skomer and Skokholm which are cared for by the Wildlife Trust.

So why not use Bluestone as your base for your next holiday to Pembrokeshire. Explore all the county has to offer and hopefully you’ll get to see a dolphin or two along your way!

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