Ireland’s whale-watching season boom

By July 8, 2017 No Comments

Humpback (c) Padraig WhooleyColleagues from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group have reported exceptional sightings of minke whales and humpback whales off west Cork recently.

A pod of humpbacks that normally frequents west Kerry have been sighted focusing around west Cork, while Boomerang, the humpback that has returned regularly to Irish waters since 2001, has been spotted this season off Helvick Head in Waterford. A change in ocean activity in recent years has seen whales arriving in as early as April, as opposed to the autumn months. Nice!

Photo Credit: Padraig Whooley
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