Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Thursday, 4 October 2012

could this have been a FIN WHALE ?

I have an unusual sighting which I cannot identify.
Perhaps someone has an idea as to what it could be.
It must be at least the length of several fishing boats and it remained in the area for at least 30 mins before it 'disappeared'. The subject was seen a few weeks ago, in the Irish Sea some way off the Pembrokeshire coast. The photo's were taken from our house - the distance being about 10 miles away.  As yet, we have not been able to identify it - whatever it may be.




Peter Byles my neighbour, who usually has a good idea about things, thought that it could perhaps be a minky whale or a submarine.

5 comments:

  1. Strange, interested to know what it could be, do sun fish grow that large?

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  2. thank you Michael for your welcome response. I have no idea if they can grow so big. the photo was taken from way above Ceibwr Bay and that is Fishguard/Goodwich in the background, so there is a lot of sea in between - it was a long way away. do you have any other ideas?

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    1. Sorry no, i thought sun fish because the worlds largest preserved specimen was 3.3 metres long and weighed in at 2.5 tons.

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    2. hi Michael,

      I have been doing some interesting reading about sun fish off our coast. thanks for pointing it out. never knew that they could become so big. learning something new every day.

      Wendy

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  3. A basking shark might be a possibility to consider?

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