Colin Barnes of Cork Whale Watch is regularly asked to collaborate on both Irish and UK natural history productions.
This extract is from the “Living the Wildlife” Series II, episode 3, presented by Colin Stafford-Johnson, and aired on RTE in 2009. Filming was carried out using the MV Holly Jo along the Cork coast, extending into Co. Waterford. It was a long way from our home port in West Cork, but these are the lengths we have to be prepared to go to in order to capture the best film footage. This programme showcased the conservation research of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group www.iwdg.ie which includes both Photo- Identification studies and acoustic monitoring of the humpback and fin whales along the Irish South coast