Hi everyone, as ridiculous as it may sound, bearing in mind what the weather has been like over the last few days, there looks like there is going to be a couple of quite calm days of weather, tomorrow and Thursday. Thursday looks the better of the two, with the wind becoming variable in the afternoon, which normally leads to calm seas. So anyone who is out walking themselves or the dog by the coast over the next couple of days, keep a look out for cetaceans. Common dolphins and Minke whales have already been seen in the Hebrides, which is very very early for these two species, so there is no reason why these two species wouldn’t be around in Manx waters.
On 13th January, a humpback whale was spotted and photographed at Cranstal, near the Point of Ayre and reported to