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The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has recorded two surprisingly large aggregations of minke whales off the southwest coast.
The group reports that regular observer Nick Massett counted a group of eight minke whales off Slea Head in Co Kerry, which is a high count for the area.
But fellow observer Parick Lyne trumped that number with his sighting of at least 16 minke whales at the entrance to Bantry Bay between Bere Island and Sheep Head.
The IWDG said it "can't recall such large numbers of mikle whales in a relatively small area".
The group speculates that an abundance of "whale food" in southwest coastal waters is attracting their attention.