Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Pygmy Sperm Whale on the Coast of Anglesey!!!

A few weeks ago while on my way home from work I was reading Twitter and I saw that a Whale of some kind had been stranded on a beach on Anglesey on the North Wales coast. The Whale was stranded on a beach at Newborough on the South West coast of Anglesey and this is where social media comes in handy. As the news was spread on social media that the animal needed help and a rescue was setup to return the Whale to the sea. Visit the link below to find out more information on the animal which turned out to be a very rare Pygmy Whale. http://www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/rare-kogia-whale-live-strands/ and here is a video link I found to some footage of the Pygmy Whale being returned to the sea where it belongs .
A fantastic rare sighting for Anglesey that started off in a very bad situation but ended well as the Whale has not been found washed up and never re stranded since swimming off into deeper water.

  Kogia breviceps © W├╝rtz-Artescienza (see "links")
It was great to follow the story on Facebook and Twitter as there were regular updates from various people involved with Sea watch. 
If your on the coast and see a Marine mammal then you can report your sightings to Sea watch and to find more information about the Sea watch foundation then click on the link below:

Thank you for reading

Mike
UPDATE-
THE WHALE WAS FOUND DEAD ON THURSDAY 27TH NOVEMBER NEARBY TO WHERE IT WAS STRANDED PREVIOUSLY
- SEE LINK HERE -

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