Passengers on the Kerrera ferry get up close with the sperm whale. Picture by Kevin McGlynn.
FEARS are growing for the health of a 30-foot sperm whale,which has been in Oban Bay since Saturday morning.
The creature,which would normally inhabit deep water and feed on marine life such as the giant octopus,has been spotted circling the bay as recently as late Tuesday afternoon.
For more on the story of Oban’s newest celebrity see this week’s Oban Times,April 4,2013 or online from the same date.
The official opening of the Tobermory Marine Visitor Centre on Mull attracted a full house of visitors and locals as well as celebrity guest Gordon Buchanan –the award-winning wildlife cameraman.
Read the full story in The Oban Times,March 28 2013,and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
Ambitious plans for a 60 berth-transit marina have been approved by Argyll and Bute Council. Continue reading Oban short-stay marina plans approved
OBAN is another step closer to having a transit marina placed in the bay in front of George Street after council officers recommended councillors approve the re-submitted plan. Continue reading Revised Oban Bay Marine plans recommended for approval
Kylerhea Narrows,Glenelg and Kylerhea. Photo courtesy Google Earth.
THE Scottish Government is actively considering radical proposals which would see Glenelg and surrounding communities taking a stake in a tidal energy scheme proposed for the Kylerhea narrows,The Oban Times can reveal. Continue reading Glenelg community trust makes waves over tidal energy scheme