MARINE experts are to mount an ambitious operation to try to guide a pod of whales out of the Clyde.
A pod of northern bottlenose whales has been in the firth for some weeks — attracting much attention when they entered a Greenock harbour, last month.
The whales are currently believed to be in the Gareloch and The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) group will attempt to move the pod tomorrow (Thursday).
In a notice to mariners, Peel Ports state: “Mariners are advised that a pod of three whales has been sighted in various locations within the Firth of Clyde and adjoining sea lochs.
“A plan has been developed to encourage them out of the area and into deeper water.
“There will be approximately six vessels involved in the process.
“Vessels operating in the area are requested to keep clear of the operation and not impede their progress, navigating the operation at slow speed and with particular caution.”