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Ocean Visitors

risso's dolphin

While it is possible to visit one of Pembrokeshire’s seabird colonies to see the spectacle of puffins, guillemots and razorbills, it is less easy to plunge beneath the waves to catch a glimpse of the amazing marine wildlife that passes by our shores each year. 

Pembrokeshire is a fortunate county, bathed by waters that have travelled from the Caribbean via the gulf stream. Those same currents bring nutrients to our shores, and these in turn attract creatures in search of food.

What lies beneath the surface? Pembrokeshire plays host to such marine visitors as basking sharks, the Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish, minke whale and several species of dolphin.