Thursday, 21 June 2012

Risso's at last !

I told Cliff that I would get an exclamation mark in if I wrote about the Risso's.
I have wanted to see this species ever since getting the cetacean "bug", and on Wednesday morning on board "Stena Europe" thanks to Cliff, there they were.
I know that the relative dimensions are very similar to Bottlenose, but these animals looked so much larger; to me at any rate they looked more like Pilot Whales or how I imagine Orcas to look (not seen those either). I suppose that it's to do with the size of the dorsal fin, anyway they really impressed me, especially the second pod that we saw because the white/grey of the backs was very evident. I was indeed a very happy bunny.