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From Wildlife Extra:
Whale numbers unusually high in the seas around Ireland to the delight of whalewatchers
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) reports upwards of 30 fin whales along a 50km stretch of the West Cork coastline in southern Ireland, between the Old Head of Kinsale and the Kedge area, which is unusual for this time of year.
Colin Barnes from Cork Whale Watch, who has spent several weeks observing the build-up of this activity confirms there are huge ‘fish clouds’ comprising small sprat or larval herring in the area and these are likely to be what is attracting the fin whales in such numbers.
This gathering is certainly the largest validated aggregation of this species so far this year and although not without precedent, it is unusual for so many fin whales to be inshore this early in the season.
This sort of activity is generally associated with a later peak between October and December each year.
Whale watchers are encouraged by IDWG to view the whales from land-based vantage points – elevated sites such as Cloghna Head, Galley Head, Sandscove/Ardfield, Dunworley and Sevens Heads.
There is a lot of wind out there at the moment so it is important to pick a moment when there is a lull in the breeze and the sea calms down.
All this bodes well for this year’s All-Ireland Whale Watch Day taking place on headlands around the coast on Sunday 24 August between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.
For the latest information on this and other validated cetacean sightings, go to www.iwdg.ie.