Friday, 2 July 2010

Lundy Minke (Steve Rosser)

It does seem that June is /was marked by the arrival in our waters of good numbers of Minke Whale with several animals reported in both the Bristol Channel and the Irish sea during the month. Minkes are surprisingly easy to miss, they do not blow and their surfacings tend to be brief and discrete, so those actually seen and reported to us are probably no more than a tip of the proverbial iceberg. This one was photographed from the Shore (Lundy) a rarety as getting a shot even from a boat is no mean feat. Interestingly elsewhere such as Iceland, Minke's seem to be quite inquisitive and approach boats which sadly is not our experience here. Well done Steve!
Some quite exciting news is that we have just received bookings for one of our September Wildcat Boat Trip Surveys from three guys in Belgium. This shows the power of the internet and also of our blog to attract international visitors here, all part of The Sea Trust Service! find the link on the top right hand side of this blog.