Monday, 9 August 2010

Having a Whale of a Time!

Things are really hotting up on our famous Bay of Biscay pelagics with excellent numbers of whales & dolphins being recorded! Here are the last three sightings summaries and encounter maps:

5 - 8 Aug 2010: 1 Fin Whale (plus two probables), an amazing total of 13 Sperm Whales, 2 Cuvier's Beaked Whales, 15 Risso's Dolphins, 40 Bottle-nosed Dolphins, 614 Common Dolphins, 42 Striped Dolphins, 25 Long-finned Pilot Whales, 8 Harbour Porpoise, 180 Unidentified Dolphins, 3 Ocean Sunfish and 1 Flying Fish



2 - 5 Aug 2010: 2 Cuvier's Beaked Whales, 1 probable Sperm Whale, 4 Bottle-nosed Dolphins, 532 Common Dolphins, 44 Striped Dolphins, 8 Long-finned Pilot Whales, 8 Unidentified Dolphins and 9 Ocean Sunfish



30 July - 2 Aug 2010: 4 Fin Whales, 1 unidentified 'large rorqual', 9 Cuvier's Beaked Whales (plus 2 more probables), 3 Sperm Whales, 2 Minke Whales, 31 Bottle-nosed Dolphins, 486 Common Dolphins, 70 Striped Dolphins, 28 Long-finned Pilot Whales, 30 Harbour Porpoise, 129 Unidentified Dolphins and 1 Ocean Sunfish



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