There was a whale of a surprise awaiting fishermen 17miles off Point Lynas, Anglesey, as they were pulling in their whelk pots last weekend
They spotted four to five large whales nearby feeding on mackerel. Minke whales are occasionally seen in the area, but the size of the whales and their reported behaviour suggests they may have been humpbacks or fin whales, rarely seen in the area.
Jon Shaw, a local chartered boat operator who works closely with Sea Watch says “ We were about a quarter of a mile away when I saw one come out of the water and splash down on its belly, which would be unusual behaviour for a minke. The size of at least two of them also suggests they might have been another larger species.”
We hope they might be spotted – and photographed – again during National Whale and Dolphin Watch (27th-29th July). Please click here for more information on the event and on how to get involved.