Hi everyone, whilst carrying out a land based survey with the Dolpineers today, we were lucky enough to see a couple of Risso’s dolphins just to the north of the Calf. We first spotted just one individual at 11:10, seen approximately 600metres from the mainland, which was just slowly swimming from left to right. We could identify this individual based on the scarring pattern on the right hand side of it’s fin. This particular dolphin is the first dolphin we ever identified and hence is number one in our catalogue and is named General Muck, due to the amount of scars on the fin. The photograph underneath is of General Muck.
On 13th January, a humpback whale was spotted and photographed at Cranstal, near the Point of Ayre and reported to