There's been an increase in humpback whales observed in Irish waters over the past few years, and  in recent weeks , members of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group were delighted to capture a tail fluke image of yet another newcomer to the area.  Photo ID matching is a primary research tool for assessing population health,  migration patterns and more.  Photo above by Britta Wilkens, IWDG.

Discover more about whale tail photo identification here