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Old 23 September 2008, 15:07   #1
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Is this for real ?

Sighted off the Irish coast.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/mai...eawhale218.xml
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They're spotted pretty regularly off the Calif. coast, usually quite a ways off-shore where the shelf drops off.

Don't know about their habits in the Atlantic.

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North West ireland is prob the closest place in the UK to truly deep waters.

The rest of British waters are pretty shallow which is why our seas are so rough. For example from Swansea you have to travel 350 miles to get into really deep waters.

Put that into perspective with somewhere like Tenerife - 1 mile out and you are in 12000' of water!!!
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Yes. We even had a little whaling station on the west coast before WW1.
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