Kayakers surprised by pod of 100 dolphins in Devon

A kayaker in Devon said he was joined by a pod of about 100 dolphins as he paddled in the sea on Thursday morning.

Rupert Kirkwood was out for his weekly paddle with a friend when he came across "over 100" dolphins off the coast of Torbay.

He described seeing a variety of ages, from adults to juveniles and calves, in the water swimming alongside them.

Mr Kirkwood runs a website dedicated to kayaking and said that this scale of sighting was a first for him.

He said: "I run out of words to describe it - sensational, tremendous, it just really is a thrill.

"The reason I love it is there cannot be a similar situation on land where you're surrounded by 20 animals, the size of a small group, coming along voluntarily as close to you as you want."

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