A Whale of a Time in Fishguard Bay

Image taken by Sally Berry, an intrepid Bluetits swimmer

As if it wasn’t enough that we live in a beautiful place where we can swim in the sea all the year around, often with seals, dolphins, porpoises and a range of jellyfish, now many folks have been enjoying the appearance of a humpbacked whale in Goodwick harbour.

The Sea Trust will be keeping an eye on it no doubt, and fingers crossed it’s a happy visitor and, like the walrus of a few years ago, will soon get to wherever it really belongs. But for now it’s a treasure to lift our spirits in freezy frosty January.

I was fortunate once to meet humpbacks in the sea off Iceland’s coast; as about a dozen, including a mother and her calf, performed for us, it was one of the most exciting experiences of my life.

The Sea Trust will answer any questions you might have: go to its website or call in; see below.

This is a whale with a distinctive body shape, long pectoral fins and tubercles on the head.

Male humpbacks can produce a complex song that will last from four to 33 minutes on average.

What we especially love about humpbacks is their breaching – when the magnificent animal leaps out of the water and puts on a balletic show.




Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for pembrokeshire.online, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says "Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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