SIGHTING RECORD #28967

Observer
Paul Kedney - IWDG
Event Date 04/02/2018 15:30
Duration 60 mins
Location Hook Head, Co. Wexford ( 52.1125,-6.9300 )
Reported location 52.04307172302962,-6.9142674902343515
Platform Headland/spit
Species humpback whale
Number seen
Min 1
Best 1
Max 1
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 0
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Blows observed for about 1 hour consistent with humpback and full breach also noted. Fin whales also in same area for comparison.
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Breaching
Direction of Travelling Variable
Environment
Sea state Small wavelets. Glassy crests - not breaking.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 3: Gentle breeze
Wind direction N
Glare (°)
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics binoculars and spotting scope
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