Extremely Rare Beaked Whale Spotted Off Kerry’s Coast

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Sightings made by Irish Whale and Dolphin Group from deck of ‘Celtic Mist’

True’s beaked whale, which was ‘almost certainly’ spotted off the Kerry coast. Image: Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley True’s beaked whale, which was ‘almost certainly’ spotted off the Kerry coast. Image: Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley

Lorna Siggins

   
Sightings of some of the most rarely seen whales on the planet have been recorded from the deck of the yacht the Celtic Mist off the southwest coast.The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has photographed three beaked whales on the Porcupine Bight, about 120km southwest of Kerry.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/extremely-rare-beaked-whales-spotted-120km-from-kerry-coast-1.1527276

The whales are “almost certainly” what are known as True’s beaked whales, which have only been spotted alive twice before – in the Bay of Biscay and off the Canaries – according to IWDG marine mammal observer and co-ordinator Patrick Lyne.

The whales are named after Frederick K True, a former curator of the national museum in the US, now the Smithsonian. The first such live sighting…

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