First Fin whale of the 'new season' spotted offshore

10th Jun 2010 With a lack of fin whale sightings inshore since March, the first fin whale of the 'new' season was sighted today in the Rockall Trough, west of Donegal. A single adult animal was seen logging at the surface for several minutes, before vanishing into the depths.

On the second day of a Geological Survey of the Rockall Trough by UCD, Dave Wall spotted a super-pod of over 250 Atlantic White-sided Dolphins. These animals are rarely enough spotted in Irish waters and are an offshore and typically colder water species. The super-pod was spotted in a canyon system on the shelf slopes to the northwest of Ireland.

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