Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Orca Washed Ashore in Tramore


			
			 	
 	
	

Washed ashore at Tramore Back Strand, an Orca or Killer Whale.


Fin Whale at Brownstown Head


			
			 	
 	
	

A Fin Whale seen off Brownstown Head by Maurice Flynn.


Killer Whales Off Clonea Strand


			
			 	
 	
	

A party of five Killer Whales was seen in calm seas off Clonea Strand at the weekend.

Ack. to Paul Walsh

Image ack. to courses.washington.edu.


Sperm Whale in Dungarvan


			
			 	
 	
	

A rare Sperm Whale expired at the Cunnigar Spit in Dungarvan on the 19th. August.

Image ack.to Lorna Siggins/Irish Times


Whales Offshore at Bunmahon


			
			 	
 	
	

Today, many whales seen just offshore at Bunmahon.


Fin Whale off Hook Head


			
			 	
 	
	

A Fin Whale recently seen off Hook Head. For further details, listen to ‘Seascapes’ on RTE Radio 1 at 7pm Friday 03rd December.


Humpback Whales


			
			 	
 	
	

Seen today at the mouth of Waterford Harbour, Humpback Whales.

Image. ack. to Aquawhalewatch


Pygmy Sperm Whale


			
			 	
 	
	

A new whale species for Waterford. A Pygmy Sperm Whale washed ashore at Dungarvan on the 10th December is a first record for the county and the eight record for Ireland.


Long-finned Pilot Whale


			
			 	
 	
	

2Washed ashore at Tramore Back Strand on the 1st. September, the largest member of the Dolphin family, a Long-finned Pilot Whale.


Basking Shark off Boatstrand


			
			 	
 	
	

A Basking Shark off Boatstrand on Whit Sunday.