Common seal pups and mackerel in Clew Bay

Sleeping Common Seal adult with two pups, on an island in Westport Bay, County Mayo 2018 Boat trip to the seal colony in Clew Bay Ireland has two species of seal. The Common or Harbour seal and the Grey seal. Clew Bay  is  a Natura 2000 site and has both species but the Common sealContinue reading “Common seal pups and mackerel in Clew Bay”

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Lion’s mane jellyfish Largelionsmanejellyfish.jpg Scientific classification e Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Scyphozoa Order: Semaeostomeae Family: Cyaneidae Genus: Cyanea Species: C. capillata Binomial name Cyanea capillata (Linnaeus, 1758) Jellyfish are common in Clew Bay in summer. The lion’s mane jellyfish, is the largest known species of jellyfish and appears to have been more frequently seenContinue reading “Lion’s Mane Jellyfish”

July mackerel fishing in the calms

    A family party fish for mackerel onboard “Rebecca” in Clew Bay, County Mayo with Kilmeena based Wild Atlantic Charters. July saw unprecedented fine weather in Clew Bay which was like waking up in a different country. It is so long since we have experienced such a long settled spell of weather. Female CommonContinue reading “July mackerel fishing in the calms”

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