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Watch delightful footage of playful dolphins off the Northumberland coast

Lauren Mitchell took jaw-dropping video of dolphins playing close to her boat off the Farne Islands.

A group of playful dolphins was spotted near the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast in a mesmerising video.

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Lauren Mitchell, a teaching assistant from Gateshead, took the incredible footage of the pod of dolphins while she was on a boat trip.

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Posting the videos on Twitter, she said: “Soooo this happened today…”

Visitors on the boat trip saw the pod of bottle-nose dolphins putting on a friendly display, jumping in and out of the water very close by.

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Mitchell said she wanted to use the videos to create an awareness of pollution in the oceans and cutting down on single-use plastics.

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She said: “Keeping the oceans clean and pollution free is really important to me to ensure marine life such as these stay healthy and safe.”