Observations in the Species: Balaenoptera acutorostrata
English Name: Minke Whale
Location: Carradale East
Lat/Lng: 55.59081, -5.45738
OS grid ref: NR822384
on Golf course above 'The Green Room' Tea room Close
Observed on: 4th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 4th June 2013
Description: About 100m off cliff in not moving fast almost circling, dived could clearly hear its blow hole venting with force. 3 breaths then diving for 1 to 2 minutes. Relatively big and slow moving.
Observed on: 8th September 2012
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2012
Observed on: 27th August 2012
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2012
Description: Posting this more out of interest than anything else. Washed up on my local beach this morning (27 Aug '12).I am told that it was dead when washed up. Measured at 21 feet. I understand that the proper 'marine people' are dealing with it.
Location: Epple Bay, Kent
Lat/Lng: 51.3819, 1.3108
OS grid ref: TR304699
discovered at 8am, coast guards and vet service called. No hope for this individual, found to have empty stomach.Close
Observed on: 30th December 2011
Added to iSpot: 5th March 2012
Description: unfortunate Minke Whale stranded at Epple Bay over christmas
Observed on: 28th August 2011
Added to iSpot: 3rd October 2011
Location: North Sea
Lat/Lng: 55.2, 3.1
lat/long is approx will supply precise coordinates later when I check the log. Close
Observed on: 3rd June 2011
Added to iSpot: 12th June 2011
Description: We saw this on a trip to Norway last week, seen first in the distance then they came in and played around the yacht for about 45 minutes, going under and around us, and surfacing regularly.
It appears to large for a dolphin probably around 4+ meters,plus I have never seen a dolphin with such a pointed snout.
There were (we think) two of them but we only saw them one at a time, however there did seem to be one a fair bit bigger then the other.
Location: Waternish Point
Lat/Lng: 57.60, -6.63
OS grid ref: NG2366
Damo heath, grassland, headlandClose
Observed on: 25th June 2010
Added to iSpot: 25th August 2010
Description: Watched two Minke whales feeding for quite some time. Also spotted dolphins (large pod of at least 50), five porpoises and a seal. Great spot to watch wildlife.
Lat/Lng: 56.67, -6.23
OS grid ref: NM4161
Observed on: 30th May 2003
Added to iSpot: 12th March 2010