Trans-Atlantic Cetacean Survey1st May 2012 Two Marine Science students from GMIT (and IWDG members) are carrying out an 8 day trans-Atlantic cetacean and bird survey on board the R.V. Celtic Explorer. Paddy O'Dwyer and Enda McKeogh are keeping a daily blog of the trip for those interested in following them across the Atlantic.
The mid-Atlantic is rarely surveyed for marine mammals so the results of this survey will be a large contribution to our limited knowledge of the species richness and relative abundance in this region at this time of year. Last year, we surveyed a similar route during the winter/late spring and encountered fin whales, sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, common dolphins and pilot whales.
The blog can be read here http://trans-atlanticcetaceanandbirdsurvey.blogspot.com/