First sighting of year in Irish waters of humpback whale

THE FIRST humpback whale of 2011 seen in Irish waters was identified this week off the southeast coast. Irish Whale and Dolphin Group sightings co-ordinator Pádraig Whooley said the humpback, which has been given the codename #HBIRL13, was seen over two days between Hook Head, Co Wexford, and Dunmore East, Co Waterford.

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