SIGHTING RECORD #30364

Observer
Andrew Malcolm - IWDG
Event Date 11/01/2019 14:35
Duration 20 mins
Location Helvic Head, Co. Waterford ( 52.0520,-7.5380 )
Reported location 52.00462277525733,-7.3935460546875
Platform Headland/spit
Species fin whale
Number seen
Min 5
Best 6
Max 7
Group comprised (qty)
Adult 6
Juveniles 0
Calves 0
Notes Animals were spread out in group of 4 and 2 further individuals more to the east, but probably all from the same group
Known animals -
Photos
Behaviour Feeding
Milling
Travelling
Direction of Travelling West
Environment
Sea state Ripples like fish scales. No foam crests.
Swell < 1 m
Wind force 2: Light breeze
Wind direction N
Glare (°)
Visibility 11-15 km
Cloud cover 63
Water depth (m)
Precipitation (rain/fog)
Effort Watch No
Optics spotting scope
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