These wonderful creatures caused a stir yesterday when they came into the lough for a short visit.

The one with the notch in his dorsal fin is known as John Coe and the other is thought to be Aquarius. They are part of the West Coast Community which spends lot of time around the Outer Hebrides - see here for more info.

If you look carefully between 1 min 10 secs and 1 min 14 secs into the clip you'll see a seal panicking as they pass.

Come along to Barholm, Portaferry (opposite Ferry slip) for 7.30pm this Wednesday, 23rd October, to hear Cathy Hinds, N. Ireland Officer for the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group talk about these fascinating cetaceans.  Learn what is going on in the waters just off our coast.  Admission including refreshments: FREE.  Donations to PAST welcome.

Talk by Dr. Julia Sigwart, Director of the Queen's University Marine Laboratory in Portaferry.  Julia has travelled to many parts of the World in persuit of her research interests.  In this talk she will both take us to Antarctica and also into the cockpit of a submersible as she travels to the depths of the Indian Ocean.

Venue: Barholm, Portaferry (opposite Ferry slip).

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