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Fin whales, West Cork 7th Aug 2014 © Colin Barnes

A great summer….looking forward to an even better autumn.

A month has passed since my last report in mid-July, and a busy month of whale watching it has been. The intense plankton has diminished somewhat but is still keeping the water clouded green in … more

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

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