I spent much of the first day at the back of the boat away from the crowds to see what I could dig out for myself. Independently finding and identifying the third Fin Whale of the day by it's distinctive blow some 3 miles off the ship late in the afternoon was satisfying. Though just to balance things up I called a possible Pilot Whale, morphed it into a Minke, before someone who knows their whales from the Biscay Dolphin Research Programme took a look at images (not mine) and decided it may have been a Rorqual whale that has never been recorded in Biscay before a Bryde's Whale (pronounced Broo-des) . It will be interesting to see if the ID is confirmed as this species.
|Fin Whale + 3 Bottle-nose Dolphin|