The Double Rainbow of our time.
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.
Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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.
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.