Oysters have been a source of food for the people around Clew Bay shores from prehistoric times. ‘Kitchen middens’ which are collections of discarded oysters shells can sometimes be seen exposed on eroded seashore banks and shows our ancestors taste for dining on shellfish picked at low tide. Honour Sisk’s study into the islands inContinue reading “What future for Native Oysters in Clew Bay?”
A Great Egret feeding in Claggan lagoon, Clew Bay, County Mayo. The Little Egret arrived in Ireland and bred in 1997. Now the Great Egret bred in the UK in 2012 and here we have it visiting Ireland’s west coast. For the last month Birdwatch Ireland have reported a Great Egret in Westport Bay nearContinue reading “A new species, Great Egret in Clew Bay 21/11/2019”
Clew Bay has 140 small islands. Otters are found on the island seashores and feed on fish caught in the seaweed fringe of each island.
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”