The new series, called Wild West Corke show the wildlife around the West Cork. The West Cork is a cultural region in Country Cork, Ireland, with the main difference being that the Gaelic culture and Irish language had a longer independent existence.
The series is created by Cojo Films, and the goal is to show the wildlife in every episode. In the first episode, the series focuses on the Minke Whale, a mammal that can be spotted on the West Cork Coast.
The Minke Whale arrives inIreland as early as March. The whale travel inshore as a way to protect themselves from predators in open waters.
There are two species of minke whale, one of which is the common (or northern) and the Antarctic (southern). The whale was first described by the Danish naturalist Otto Fabricius in 1780. The name minke whale is a partial translation of “minkehval”, which is Norwegian for whaler named Meincke. He mistook the northern minke whale for a blue whale.