by: Karl Grabe ; Email @CorkCoast G+ FaceBook YouTube

Cork Coast, Ireland: Photos, Videos, News, sea life - inc. dolphins, whales, seals, sharks etc. Documents folder includes tweet archives 2011 2010&2009

my related sites: Live video Ships ( Cork Marine Waypoints DIY Hydrophone Lusitania Kilbrittain Whale

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New 3 Sep 2011 IWDG Fin Whale Biopsy Research Trip Jul 2011

  • Video shot off the West Cork Coast around Galley Head & 7 Heads areas, the boat's track is shown at the start.
  • The video shows an researcher, Conor, shooting special darts with a cross-bow at surfacing 60+ ton Fin whales to get skin samples for analysis. Colin, the skipper, had to carefully bring the boat close enough. The operation was supevised by a park ranger from the
  • Reports on this trip from IWDG & Ireland's Wildlife
  • "Holly Jo" Skipper Colin Barnes Whale Watching

Coming 'soon': Video of part 2 from the same trip with 'just' some common dolphins, a shark and diving gannets...


24 Jun 09 Summer 09

  • 22Jun: Bottlenose Dolphins Kinsale harbour Video clips: Long, Short some photos. Common dolphins galley head photos.
  • First humpback of 09, has lucky escape - see IWDG article
  • Dolphin stampede! (USA) video (from uTube)


26 Apr 09 Common Dolphins off the Old Head of Kinsale

New Video clips: Low Res24mb, HiRes, Short. Some common dolphins approach the boat bow riding and and spy hoping.Taken of the old head of Kinsale Co cork Ireland. 11 Sep 05. Some pictures captured from the video. Common Dolphin profile..


17Jan 09 Courtmacsherry / Kilbrittain whale

Photos, Images, Videos, TV clips and more.

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group & Joy Reidenberg, Associate Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine perform gross portmortem on the Courtmacsherry / Kilbrittain whale along with UCC and Cork County Council

  • 16 Dec 08: First recording of singing Humpbacks off the south coast sound: video IWDG article & uTube (far left)
  • 29-Nov-08: Discovered this dead dolphin species (photo on left) floating at the old head of kinsale. Photos.
  • 2-Nov-07 RTE News Google video of Fin Whales feeding off the Galley Head - movie (download 17Mb mp4 video)

More Pictures of the common dolphins on 3-Nov-07 at the old head of kinsale. Polarizing filter used to give less glare on underwater shot. Ever seen a dolphin ghost? have a look at pic KG030400.jpg.

27Jul08 - some more common dolphins at the old head-difficult photo conditions with a heavy swell, a sun fish and rock formations at hole open bay west.

Pictures of the Common Dolphins. 10km South of Courtmacsherry 28 Aug 2007.


See the rest of the photos. Jun 2006 Hole Open Bay west at the old head of kinsale co cork ireland.

Gulls, Guillemots, seals

Basking Shark in Kinsale Harbour 9 Jun 07. More Photos. No, they're not really that colour but it gives a better view of the shark against the background. More info on the Basking Shark, the second largest fish. Filter feeder - no teeth - it won't eat you!


Movie Minke Whales Jul 2005 off the old head of kinsale:

see it full size, right click to download it, 65MB

pictures here


Movie Harbour Porpoise jul 2005 off the old kead of kinsale

see it full size or right-click to download it. 34MB

See Pictures


Seal release Fountainstown 17 Jan 2007. See more pictures. See also

Seal in Kinsale Harbour April 2006. (s)he found a nice flat 'rock' to bask on where the tide never goes out!

11 Sep 2005 Common Dolphins off the Old Head of Kinsale. See more pictures. 26Apr09 - Uploaded video Video clips: Low Res24mb, HiRes , Short

Sounds of the sea, DIY hydrophones. Recording of shrimp near the old head of kinsale

Fin Whale Nov 2004 on IWDG trip with Colin Barnes.Last picture shows 165km track over 7 hours in search of whales/dolphins.

Photos of seals near Kinsale, 21 Aug 2004

Common Dolphins outside Kinsale Harbour between Doon Pier and bulman. 31 Oct 2004

All taken with a 'top of the range' (€7) disposable camera.

See all the photos and map of sighting location.


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