Congratulations to all who took part in the Explorers Whale & Dolphin Homeschooling project with Rebecca from @sea_synergy for @MarineInst #WorldWhaleDay! A special thank you to Sibeal from the @IWDGnews who joined as a guest speaker #loveourocean #explorersathome
Images taken yesterday of the stranded dead humpback whale in Roaringwater Bay, Co Cork revealed sufficient detail on the ventral fluke surface to enable us run it through the Irish Humpback Whale Photo ID Catalogue curated by the IWDG. We can confirm that this is not an individual previously documented in Irish waters. Which of course is not to say that it has never been here before.
Maybe it has been seen in the UK or further afield ? We look forward to hearing from colleagues who curate similar humpback whale photo-id catalogues. Images above courtesy of Robbie Shelly and Helen Tilson @SchullSeafari ... See MoreSee Less
The humpback whale recently washed up in Roaringwater Bay. IWDG hope to visit the stranded whale today. Video courtesy of Robbie Shelly and thanks also to Helen Tilson of #schullseafari... See MoreSee Less