Dollymount Strand, Dublin
TV Presenter Amanda Byram at the launch of Sky Ocean Rescue [a campaign to encourage people to reduce their single-use plastic use] with a giant plastic humpback whale named Poly . A survey has found that 85% of Irish people are concerned by Ireland’s plastic usage. What Sky has to do with any of this is a mystery that may never be solved.
Sky Ocean Rescue
Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Photographer Franco Banfi‘s shot of a pod of sperm whales at rest, hanging together motionless and vertical in the water.
The whales do this for about 6-24 minutes at a time, exhibiting signs of REM (dream) sleep, an activity that accounts for 7% of their life.
The phenomenon was accidentally discovered by a team of UK and Japanese researchers in 2008.
A print from Pop Chart Lab.
The Galway International Arts Festival Skywhale this evening.
A thing of terrifying, pendulously deca-boobed beauty
Pix via Susan O’Keefe
Youghal, Co Cork this afternoon.
Chris Lindsay tweetz:
DOE staff battling to save a young pilot whale at Portballintrae – sadly, it died – more on @bbcnewsline
The second whale to die on the North coast in the past week.
On Saturday, a stranded whale died in Cushendall.
Padraig Whooley has got the humpback.
I see some people are doubting the legitimacy of my Tweeted photo of the Humpback from earlier. Please see a hi-res version attached – hopefully it will shut a few people up.
This is a kite.
A 30m long Blue Whale kite from Peter Lynn Kites.
Be prepared to let go.