Saturday, 2 July 2011

Whales of a different Welsh coast

Hi Cliff
Did a survey yesterday with Rob Colley on the Panther out of Burry Port. Lots of common dolphins in small groups varying from a single to fifteen animals. The highlight after a long blank spell was minke right alongside the boat. We are still uncertain whether it was 1 or 2 animals. I got a good photo of one dorsal fin so Rob will compare all our photos to try to ascertain if there were 2. We amateur photographers are never satisfied. The minke was too close for our long lenses and when it surfaced very close  (we heard it blow) astern and we were all looking either port or starboard a lot of hearts started racing.
Hmm, Rich Verena and Peter are out on the ferry, wonder what Im missing in the Irish Sea???