Mouls Island, a small rocky outcrop between Port Isaac and Padstow is to be the focus of a new initiative to protect puffins and reduce their decline in number.
According to the Cornish Guardian, Protectors of the Sea, a non-profit conservation organisation is aiming to raise money to install buoys around the island to prevent tourist boats from reaching the island during the nesting season.
Thought to be one of only two puffin nesting sites in Cornwall, Mouls Island is home to a number of seabirds and a stopping point for grey seals.
The north cornish coast is also home to a pod of bottlenose dolphins and a regular visiting point for basking sharks, one of the biggest fish in the seas.
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