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Kasey the Minke Whale!!

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We had a memorable wildlife encounter during our second Mull Wildlife Experience with Iolo Williams and guests on Tuesday...we saw Kasey the Minke Whale!

Kasey has a very unique dorsal fin which has three clear notches out of the trailing edge. There are theories that this was caused by a shark / orca bite!

Going Back to the year 2000 a minke whale with a distinctly notched dorsal fin was first sighted and positively identified using photo ID work, and was named Kasey. The whale has been one of the more regular animals encountered on marine excursions with Sea Life Surveys and has had strong site fidelity to certain areas of sea. Kasey was recorded with a calf in both the 2007 and 2008 season which confirms that the animal is a female.

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Other sightings on the day included Harbour Porpoise, Storm Petrel, Great Skua, WT Eagle, Puffins, Manx Shearwaters and much more!

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