Saturday, 17 May 2014

Porp's Minke's and a superod of Common Dolphins from the Irish Sea aboard the Stena Europe

A Phenomenal last minute survey aboard the Stena Europe, yesterday. I was concerned about fog so phoned the ship as it was on its way to Fishguard in the morning to make sure it was clear. Rush the duty officer said it was so we jumped aboard that afternoon! Really great of Carl and the staff to sort it at such short notice!
And so we sailed off towards Ireland on an azure sea spotting porpoises as we went along until just off the Tusker we spotted something a bit/lot bigger! Eventually it turned out to be Minke whales in fact three Minke whales. The fog did catch up with us yesterday morning but not until after we had been approached by a super-pod of over 300 Common Dolphins! The fog cleared off the Welsh coast and we ended with lots more porpoises!
These photo's are from Steve Rosser, we will try and sort out some video later!