first_imgThis is the amazing scene of a humpback whale off the coast of Donegal.The footage was captured by John Mc Keown about two miles west of St John’s Point in Donegal Bay.They can be spotted all around the Irish coast but most frequently along the west coast with Cork, Clare and Donegal the best places for a sighting. Although they have been seen throughout the year the most frequent sightings occur in late summer, autumn and winter when they come to their seasonal feeding grounds.Ireland is an ideal feeding area for these gentle giants, located midway as many migrate across the Atlantic between Western Africa and Northern Scandinavia.They feed on huge numbers of sprat and herring sometimes working together with other whales or dolphins to herd their prey into a feeding frenzy. Watch: Delight as Humpback Whale spotted off Donegal coast was last modified: September 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegal bayHumpback Whalelast_img

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