The second largest marine mammal – the fin whale, has been sighted in the inner Moray Firth on the 25th of July. The whale was seen in Rosemarkie Bay from Chanonry Point. The sighting was reported by WDCS to our local coordinator, Howard Loates.
Three humpback whales were seen off Ynys Lochtyn, in Cardigan Bay on Saturday 16th July just after 1pm. They were spotted by local fishermen and by a passenger boat Ermol V during its regular two-hour trip from New Quay harbour. At first they were reported as minke whales but amazingl
On Friday 15th July, a beluga or white whale was spotted from a plane east of Westray in Orkney. Ian Muir, a vet who saw it, described it as pure white, about 15-20 feet long, and surfacing five or six times fairly rapidly. The last beluga to be seen in the UK was eight years ago at U
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