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huge 59 kg (131 lb) Conger
conger, measuring 2.1 metres
long was brought into Plymouth
Fish Market having being caught in a trawl on open ground off the coast
of south Devon.
by Vivian Clark
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of four Killer Whales, Orca orcinus,
were spotted off Bigga
in Yell Sound, Shetland.
Whales are regular visitors to the seas around
these northernmost British archipelago, north of the Scottish mainland,
but it is not everybody who manages to see them. This
sighting was newsworthy because of the presence of a male with a folded
and limp fin, which should be erect and upright as in the second photograph.
from Andy Foote on this individual: Vivian Clark and Filipa Samarra who
leads the research on the Icelandic Killer
Whales have been looking through photos from
old encounters and based on the scarring pattern on the saddle patch and
eye patch it looks likely that this is '13' in the Scotland ID catalogue.
That also fits with the association between the flopped male and the group
that '13' belonged to. He had a totally upright fin in 2010 and was first
photographed with a flopped fin in 2012, so it seems to have happened over
a relatively short time.
23 April 2015
pod of three to five Killer Whales,
orcinus, were spotted in Pentland
of the North-east Atlantic Ocean Mailing Groups
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