Beached Minke Whale at Enniscrone

I took a spin up to Enniscrone this morning to see the unfortunate dead Minke Whale, washed up on the brilliantly named Diamond Valley Beach at Enniscrone.

The whale measures 8.7 m and will remain there until at least this evening and maybe even until tomorrow morning, according to Sligo County Council’s local office.

Minkes are quite common off Ireland’s West coast and are the smallest baleen whale. They have white spots on their flippers and their dorsal fin is quite small and quite far back along the back.

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7 Responses

  1. Hi Barry, Thanks for taking the photos of the whale in Enniscrone, I didnt get a chance to see it for myself, it was some size.

    Darren

  2. […] compare the pictures below with those I took of another beached Minke at Enniscrone last September, here, which was less than 24 hours on the beach at the time, you can see the difference in skin […]

  3. Not a pretty sight. Luckily this does not happen all that often.
    Hard to believe there are whales this size just off the west coast of Ireland!!

  4. […] my earlier post on a beached Minke whale at Enniscrone, here. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; […]

  5. […] compare the pictures below with those I took of another beached Minke at Enniscrone last September, here, which was less than 24 hours on the beach at the time, you can see the difference in skin […]

  6. […] See my earlier post on a beached Minke whale at Enniscrone, here. […]

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