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Short-beaked common dolphins were abundant in West Cork since May, © Pádraig Whooley .

Let’s hope June wasn’t a false start to season

After the best June weather in years (sunniest since 1940, according to Met Eireann ) the calm sea produced some excellent whale watching in idyllic conditions. Minke whale visits to the boat became … more

A large basking shark

Unprecedented sand eel numbers great news for whale watching in West Cork

As predicted in my previous log, we now have an intense bloom of plankton in full swing, and the sea is green, far more than blue, with rich phytoplankton. Not predicted, is the incredible amount of … more

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