SIGHTING RECORD #30985

Observer
John Murphy - Public
Event Date 14/05/2019 08:04
Duration 30 mins
Location Dalkey Island, Co. Dublin
Reported location 53.273,-6.089
Platform Sea kayak
Species bottlenose dolphin
Number seen
Min 6
Best 7
Max 8
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 1
Juveniles 5
Calves 2
Notes The largest animal had a large white/mottled area covering 50% of its right upper side. Awaiting further details on validation. Lrge size 3 Mt +, obvious beak and interacting with sea kayak are all suggestive that these were BND
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Travelling
Direction of Travelling N/A
Environment
Sea state Ripples like fish scales. No foam crests.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 2: Light breeze
Wind direction SE
Glare (°) 10
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover 13
Water depth (m) 10
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics none
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