On 13th August 2009, along with several other observers, I was on board MV Celtic Wildcat taking part in a Sea Trust survey for cetaceans off the Pembrokeshire coast. About 40 km WSW of St Ann's Head, we encoun- tered 6-10 Fin Whales Balaenoptera physalus blowing and feeding. Their activity was so feverish at times that we observed shoals of hundreds of small fish leaping into the air ahead of a su


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