PROTESTERS took to the Scarness beach on kayaks, blow-up pool toy animals and stand-up paddle boards on Saturday for the annual Paddle Out for Whales.

The anti-whaling event attracted a record number of registrations in its fourth year, with more than 700 people signing up to wade into the chilly water.

Organiser Enzo Andreuzzi said about 380 people paddled out into the sea, while others waded at the water's edge.

He said volunteers were overwhelmed by the number of people who showed their support.

"There were people everywhere, it was fantastic," he said.

Paddlers formed a giant circle for a minute of silence before releasing hundreds of flowers into the water.

Mr Andreuzzi thanked the volunteers behind the ever-growing event.

"We hope it keeps getting bigger and bigger," he said.



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