Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Return of the Whales

Despite frequent reports of sightings from fishing boats in the area, none of the trip boats from Tobermory had managed to get a view of one of our larger summer migrants yet, however today the skipper of Silver Swift took local Wildlife photographer Nic Davies out on a trip which resulted in 2 different Minke Whales being seen.

Reports back from Nic was that 'it was like a mill pond out there' which meant they had fantastic views especially of one individual. Along with the Whales and numerous seabirds both on board were astounded by the number of Harbour Porpoise that were seen. This is a species that is resident around the Hebrides however the sightings do seem to vary quite considerably. Hopefully the good number of individuals seen today means that there is a good food supply around which hopefully will lead to the wildlife being seen on a more regular basis.
With two whale watching trips out tomorrow and more looking likely over the weekend we hope to bring you news of more sightings in the coming days

 Harbour Porpoise
 Minke Whale
 Minke Whale

Thank you to Nic Davies for this fantastic selection of photos taken today. It's not often we get conditions as perfect as this but hopefully they shall remain for a while longer yet

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