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More Whales off Wales   - Wednesday, August 17, 2005

It seems to be a bumper season for whales off the coast of Wales this year.  Only a few days after 2,000 common dolphin were spotted, a group of Fin Whales have been sighted in a very similar location.

These whales are the second largest creatures on the planet and are occasional visitors to our shores in the summer months if conditions are right for feeding, which they certainly are at the moment off the pembrokeshire coast. The most reliable way to see fin whales in the summer months is to take the Portsmouth - Bilbao feery through the Bay of Biscay.  A group called ORCA has been monitoring cetacean activity there for the past ten years, discovering that it is one of the premier places on the planet for whales to visit.