Saturday, 1 January 2011

St Ann's Head to Skokholm: Orca!

About halfway between St Ann's Head and Skokholm today, at about 1300, Steve Sutcliffe and I had a brief but unmistakable view of the dorsal fin of an Orca. It was about 400 yards ahead of the boat, and the fin was at least 4ft, perhaps even 5ft high, slightly rounded and swept back at the top. Presumably an adult female or juvenile male. We searched the area slowly for over half an hour, but no further glimpses.
A great start to 2011.