Hi everyone. We have had the first Risso’s dolphin sighting reported to the website in 2012, by Terry Holt. The sighting was reported on March 13th, last Tuesday and was of a group of around 7 individuals, probably more, about half a kilometre off the ledges at Port St Mary. The dolphins were not being particularly active, with no breaching reported, although some spy-hopping (when an individual rises vertically out of the sea and has a look around) was seen. Terry and his friend, luckily for them, were actually out on kayaks with the dolphins, so I imagine the views they had of the dolphins were absolutely amazing. The dolphins were reported as being generally quite white in colour, suggesting this was a group of adults. It is most likely to be the group which contains the first eight individuals in our photo-identification catalogue, which includes the two individuals in the photo below, General Muck (on the right) and Goblin (on the left).
On 13th January, a humpback whale was spotted and photographed at Cranstal, near the Point of Ayre and reported to