Wednesday, 24 August 2011

WOW... a Minke Whale.

Day two of WOW course and after Biology lecture /exam in Ocean Lab we went on to practice ID and Recording skills at Strumble Head.
Around 30 Gannets were wheeling about foraging about a mile out. Porpoises were present but not making much of a show, certainly much more restrained than yesterday. whilst scanning ,Powell and a couple of others were left off balance by a small whale that made a subtle low key appearance before disappearing without a trace! it was undoubtedly a Minke when all the relevant details were put together, a rare but valuable sighting from Wales premier land based cetacean lookout! two species logged with the hope of Bottlenose Dolphin with Steve Hartley on "Sulaire" tomorrow on our last day!