Thursday, 18 August 2011

Fin whales

Yesterday in the Celtic Deep on a trip on Celtic Wildcat we had at least 10 fin whales. A quick preliminary look at the fins showed a group of at least 8 and one group of at least two. They appeared to be feeding when we first encountered them, though there were few birds there were common dolphins in attendance. The photos will be sent to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group who have a photo ID catalogue of Irish fin whales.