Monday, 25 January 2010

On the other side!

I was lucky enough to join Padraig and several of his IWDG friends watching Fin Whales from Ram Head near Youghal a few years ago. It seems that they may be getting more frequent along the southern Irish coast, lets hope they begin to spill over to our side soon! Might be worth going over there again some time next winter , anyone interested?

Cliff....on same day as you had your dolphins off the Ferry, we had both fin whales and humpbacks off Hook Head, on the other side of Co. Wexford!

Filmed one HB breach 11 times in 40 mins.

Wonderful end to the large whale season

Pádraig WhooleySightings Co-ordinator

Irish Whale & Dolphin GroupDereenRossmoreClonakiltyCo. Cork

Phone: 00-353- (0)23-8838761Website:

In my last post I mentioned we saw a dead dolphin (see below)
It may have died recently but in this kind of weather it may have drifted many miles from where it died.
Sea Trust was set up to monitor this kind of thing and if anyone finds any dead cetacean or any other interesting marine life let us know and we will pass on to relevent authorities.