June 24th

June 26th, 2019

A fantastic and wildlife-rich day offshore, with two different species of cetaceans – a minke whale and harbour porpoises, and a royal flush of auks – puffins, guillemots and razorbills. We had some really nice interactions with our fourth minke whale of this year as well as a breaching sunfish, also our fourth sighting of the year. Large balls of bait fish are being recorded frequently, with one particular shoal forming a 60m line, and barrel jellyfish were everywhere, particularly as the sun brought them to the surface. Manx shearwaters are still flying through in their dozens and the peregrine falcons could be seen with a recent kill as we came in along the coast.

1 Minke Whale, sub-adult @ 15ft, fourth sighting of the year, 9 Harbour Porpoises, 3 different interactions, including a calf, 1 Oceanic Sunfish, 14 Puffins, mixture of adults and juveniles, lots of Manx Shearwaters, few Gannets, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, full adults, Guillemots, Razorbills, 2 Peregrine Falcons, possible fledged young, lots of Barrel Jellyfish

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