Saturday, 13 August 2011

Swansea Cork Sightings

From Peter Howlett: -A little late but thought you might be interested in a few sightings from the Julia from the sailing 7/8 August. We were probably the only people on the boat happy that she was delayed as it meant a full day at sea on the Monday.

Westbound: 100+ Common Dolphins in mainly small groups and mostly south of Pembs, also 9 Porpoises.

Eastbound: 4 Fin whales about 15 miles off the Irish coast only 2 hours out of Cork. Minke Whale 11 miles south of St Anne’s Head. 70 Common Dolphins again mostly in small groups with last 4 being seen just 12 miles SW of Worms Head. Half a dozen Porpoises.

Large numbers of Manx (not surprisingly) and a couple of Great Shearwaters as well.