Published Friday, 04 October 2013
A pod of dolphins was caught on camera swimming of the north coast. (© Coleraine Borough Council)
It is thought it is the first time that such a large number has been spotted in the area for quite some time.
The incredible images were captured by Coleraine Borough Council staff working on restoring the sea-side town's historic Lansdowne boat shelter.
A spokeswoman for the council said the area was well-known for its incredible wildlife.
She said: "That area has seen a lot of porpoises and seals recently, but dolphins are a rare sight.
"You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of a head or nose in the water once in a while, but to see so many, especially playing, cartwheeling and jumping about, as these were, is incredibly unusual.
"It's certainly something that hasn't happened in a long time."
She added: "There has been a lot of interesting wildlife of late in and around the north coast.
"And that area, off Ramore Head, is very popular for nature lovers - and the beauty of it is, it's all for free."
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