Did the Hollywood A-lister show his face last weekend? Well you will be pleased to know Kevin Costner was spotted.

However it wasn't the A-lister we have all come to know and love, it was a cheeky bottle nosed dolphin swimming in the River Eden at Rockliffe.

This mammal was named after the global superstar after it was discovered he was regularly acting as a 'bodyguard' for females and their calves.

Bottlenose dolphins can live at least 40 years, with some females outliving males at 60 years or more.

They generally begin to reproduce when they are between five and 15 years old, with the exact age varying by population. Female bottlenose dolphins can reach sexual maturity before males.

Thrilled at the sight was Sarah Neill Cumbria Coordinator for The Sea Watch Foundation she said: "We have had a bottlenose dolphin sighting near Rockcliffe that we have positively identified as 'Kevin Costner'.

"The dolphin is known to Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and one of the first animals they added to their Shannon ID catalogue in 1993.

"He was given that name due to his habit of regularly acting as a “bodyguard” for females and their calves.

"He also made an appearance in the Boyne in April 2021 but was spotted in Cumbria on Sunday, May 9 feeding in the River Eden."

We at the Sea Watch Foundation collect cetacean sightings data and have a dedicated group for Cumbria sightings on Facebook called Cumbria Whale and Dolphin Watch.

The most familiar of dolphins and the most likely to be seen from British shores, the Bottlenose Dolphin is found throughout the world's oceans, apart from at the poles.

They are highly social, usually found in small groups of up to 15 animals. They are very acrobatic, often jumping out of the water and will readily approach boats to bowride.