John Coe sighted off Ireland again!!
John Coe has been sighted off the Cork coast for the second time this year. This wide-ranging bull has been spotted in Irish waters quite a few times in recent years, in July he was joined by all 9 of the 'Hebridean Killers'. There were another 5 orca, 3 males and 2 females, spotted within a kilometre of John Coe but without photographs of their dorsal fins we won't be able to positively identify them as part of the 'West Coast Community'.
John Coe was also spotted off the Pembrokeshire coast a couple of years ago, highlighting the huge range of these animals. We are only begining to understand the Hebridean orca, please click here to read the research paper just published by Andy Foote of Aberdeen University in conjuction with HWDT.