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Watch wildlife at its best as dolphins are spotted near the Farne Islands in Northumberland; A video capturing the dolphins jumping in and out of the sea was recorded and posted on Twitter by Lauren Southern.

Byline: Sara Nichol

Dolphins have once again put on a mesmerising display for lucky visitors on a boat trip off theNorth Northumberlandcoast.

The pod of bottlenose dolphins was captured on camera by Lauren Southern, who later posted the amazing footage on social media site Twitter.

The aquatic mammals were spotted just off the Farne Islands, nearSeahouses, on Saturday.

Lauren managed to record three pieces of footage of the animals as they jumped in and out of the water, with one in particular putting on a spectacular acrobatic performance.

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Against an a backdrop of sunshine and cloudless skies, the idyllic scene could have been mistaken for somewhere abroad as temperatures reached a warm 23 degrees.

Posting on Twitter, Lauren said: "Soooo, this happened today. #farneislands #beautifulbabies."

Andrew Douglas, the skipper of the Serenity II boat, which takes visitors on trips around the Farnes, also captured the dolphins on video.

He tweeted: "Some lovely Bottlenose Dolphin action today, which wowed our guests.

"It felt and looked like the Mediterranean out here too. #farneislands #northumberland #serenity."

It's not the first time this summer that dolphins have been spotted and videoed off the Northumberland coast.

Watch playful bottlenose dolphins put on impressive acrobatic display off Northumberland coast

Last month, Andrew again recorded the animals as they jumped in and out of the sea near the Farnes.

Andrew, whose company operates tours from Seahouses, has been working at the Farnes for 15 years, and often shares images and video of the wildlife he and his guests see on his Twitter account, @thefarnes.

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Publication:The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England)
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Date:Aug 5, 2018
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